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Little-Fizz 12-13-2007 02:16 PM

vacuuming around a fish tank???
Alright.. so I'm doing a little cleaning and I had to vacuum around the fish tank... I didn't think they would flip so much... :shock: I thought they were going to jump out the little opening by the filter... It clearly stressed the hell out of them as they are still very jumpy... Obviously I can't not vacuum... So does anyone else have this problem or a suggestion on how to minimize stress when I do have to clean? Thanks!!!

Little-Fizz 12-13-2007 02:51 PM

Ah my one fish looks very bad :S She is like under the filter but not where the current is just floating near the top and her tail is like curled in :( Whats going on? Did I really scare them this bad? This is the first week they have been in that tank so it's the first time I have had to vacuum around there... In their old ten gallon the vacuum never used to bother them?

mgamer20o0 12-13-2007 06:12 PM

they will get used to it. just the vibrations in the water they are not used to.

Fast351 12-13-2007 07:06 PM

My barbs were skittish for 3 days after the first time. Just vacuumed again, and they didn't care for it, but were right back to normal when the vacuuming was done.

Little-Fizz 12-13-2007 07:16 PM

Lol awesome. Thats good to know. they are still being crazy but hopefuly they will be feeling better tomorrow. Thanks!

Falina 12-13-2007 08:55 PM


Obviously I can't not vacuum...
Works for me... :roll:

I'm joking!

They'll get used to the vibrations. :)

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