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post #1 of 25 Old 09-01-2012, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
Fantail got caught in intake tube now just sitting at the bottom of the tank

Ok so two day ago i moved my goldies from a 10 gallon tank to a flipping gigantic 45 gallon tank and after putting them in and letting them explore and get comfy i decide to put some food in cause i didn't want to feed them right away so i fed them once they got use to their new home.well after i fed them my little white fantail Shiro got his darn tail caught in the intake tube and he wasn't even in there for a 2 hours and it was right after i fed him and Xun a comet that he got stuck so i'm not sure if he was chasing food or he jut happened to swim by and got sucked in or what.anywho i moved him gently out of the intake tube when i saw him stuck and he swam away back to his little playmate and began to do regular fishy stuff so i just went you dorkus fish and walked off with occassional check ups but yesterday the same thing happened i fed him and my mom told me he got stuck again so i did they same thing again and he swam and went to scavage for food and walked away but this time when i checked up on him he was on the opposite side of the tank away from the intake tube sitting at the bottom and today same thing but this time the little buttmuncher didn't get stuck i was watching him this time after i fed them. and he is active .he responds to my finger motions when i play with him and Xun and i did look him over after he got stuck twice he looked fine to me no missing scales,no torn fins,no injuries that i could see anyway. i'm just wondering if this has happened to anyone else who had a fancy or a fantail that got stuck in the intake tube and what is a good way to prevent him from getting stuck and maybe why he is sitting at the bottom of the tank but active during meal time and my finger movements.he is still pretty small i think still about an inch in a half i just got him last month so he is still young the comet i think is 2 inches freakin active as ever even fought the net when i was moving her it was funny.both in the 45 gallon tank since this is the last time i'm upgrading their tank they are stuck in there it's pretty spacious i know the comet gets about 12 inches and the little fantail gets about 6 inches so two in there is fine just wondering if anyone had the same trouble with a fancy or fantail or any fish who's tail got stuck in the intake tube and experienced the same behavior?

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post #2 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 07:22 AM
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I have to be honest, i looked at that wall of text and didn't read any of it. It's very important to use punctuation and to break up your text into paragraphs, otherwise people get lost in the endless flow of words....

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post #3 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
meh i get lazy XD.as long as people understand what i am asking other than that i get lazy with my typing and don't want to go back and fix everything.also i would like to point out i did add periods when needed
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post #4 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 02:57 PM
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You have 4 periods.
I didnt understand any of that.

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post #5 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 03:05 PM
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Periods without spaces are worthless. I get lazy too, and pass such posts by. I'm only telling you this so that you can make adjustments and get more responses in the future. Also, if you want people to take the time to read, and then respond in an intelligible way, its only fair that you spend a little extra effort to make your post legible.

And yes, your wall of next required many more than 4 periods.....

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post #6 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
ok can we not pick on my grammar i didn't post a question just to get corrected on what to put.people have seem to understand my past posts i don't see why this any different now.-______- all i'm asking is if anyone had the same experience with thier fantails getting caught in the intake tubes and how they solved it don't see how that is hard to understand please if you don't have an aswer i'd like you both to refraim from posting in here unless you have an aswer cause i'm tired of wasting my time with people being picky over small things like grammar.
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post #7 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 03:28 PM
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Hello;
I have had fish caught in the up-take tube before and some of them made it and some didn’t that about all I know.

What you might try is attaching a piece of filter foam to your up-take tube; it will prevent your finned friends from being caught again and allow water to flow to your filter. I used rubber bands to hold foam in place.
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post #8 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 03:34 PM
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A fish that gets caught by the filter intake is very weak and probably near death. Healthy fish have no trouble avoiding the intake. Putting something over the intake tube doesn't address the main problem. I would be trying to figure out why the fish is dying.

I promise this is my last post in your threads.

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post #9 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
yeah i'm worried my little fin friend might get hurt i noticed his tail was torn a bit from getting stuck and bought a sponge thingy to help but it was to small and he still got stuck.i'll have to look into the foam and usethe rubberband to hold it....wait is the sponge and foam thing the same?
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post #10 of 25 Old 09-04-2012, 05:22 PM
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We're not picking apart your grammar, were saying that you should put periods and comas and use capitols letters to make it more legible. I cant understand that.
I'm not saying that my gramar is better then yours, because it most likely isnt. But at least make an effort. Nobody can get mad at you for doing your best. And you even said your being lazy.

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