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Old 04/24/2007, 12:57 PM
gerald31 gerald31 is offline
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fishes trapped ijn overflow

Anybody has this experince?

I have a potter and true percula stuck in there for the past 2 days. Cannot reach it beause of space constraints from the overflow pipe & durso.

Any ideas or pass experience.

Thks in advance.
Old 04/24/2007, 01:03 PM
BlueNWhite BlueNWhite is offline
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This happens to me every once in a while. You will either have to figure a way to reach in there with a net, or turn off your return pump and then drain the water in the overflow down to a low enough level for the fish to still have enough water but not too much. Then you will have to attach a net to a pole/rod to reach down to the bottom to try and catch the fish.

That's all I can think of for now.

Good luck.

Old 04/24/2007, 01:33 PM
gasman059 gasman059 is offline
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the easiest way is to get some veil material-stick a wad in there and the fish will get trapped then pull the whole thing-THATS THE EASIEST WAY. AND IT WORKS.
Old 04/24/2007, 02:17 PM
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I had a percula clown do this when I first got him. I ended up getting him out by attaching a net to a long pole... Then to be on the safe side, I netted the holes on the overflow box so he wouldn't do it again.

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