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    Could you post a picture of that? Not sure what you mean

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    Rubberband a piece of panty hose around the intake. Problem solved
    Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without

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    That would work too - people do that when they have baby fish they don't want getting sucked up.

    Also, I would recommend getting another filter for that tank - we usually recommend filtration for double the size of a tank - so at least 30gal worth for a 15 gal tank.

    I also think you have too many fish in there - danios grow to about 2" each - there isn't much swimming space in a 15 gal and they need a lot of room because they are fast.

    How often have you been changing your water and how much at a time? I assume your water parameters are good since you said it was cycled: 0ppm ammonia, 0ppm nitrites & 20ppm or less nitrates.

    In general, with a stocked tank, it's best to change your water weekly and many of us do 50% at a time. The smaller the tank, the more you need to pay attention to water parameters, especially with a lot of fish in there - ammonia could build up and you'd never know it until the fish start dying or getting sick.
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    +1 to Imma - Danios are far far too active to be in any tank under 2' long.

    You are overstocked and underfiltered & turning your filter off is not helping your water quality in any way.

    If you intend on keeping what's left of your stock healthy into old age you are going to need a larger tank, A better filter and the application of the advice above. Or, you need to get stock appropriate for your tank.

    A prefilter is not going to prevent dead fish from getting stuck to the filter [and as mentioned healthy fish do not get stuck there] but here is a video that displays the basics of the concept you need to apply pretty well.


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    that video goes to 11 posted is a great one the pantyhose idea wont work in this situtation. the reason the sponge prefilter will work is it stops things from getting too close to the intake. this means the force being sucked in isnt as strong. the pantyhose would stop things from entering the filter but not stop the fish from becoming stuck to the intake
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    the pantyhose would stop things from entering the filter but not stop the fish from becoming stuck to the intake
    He's right.. Because what stops fish from being stuck to the filter is having healthy fish.

    If the healthy fish were being sucked to it and dying there they would ALL be there by now in that small of a tank... but they aren't.

    ... Just saying

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    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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