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04-25-2013, 11:51 AM #1
A word of warning...(and gratuitous photos)
Just a warning for those that have "jumpy" fish you might consider treating in a separate tank.
I had a cherry barb with a swim bladder infection. I moved her to my hospital tank and began treatment.
I found this on the kitchen floor the next morning.
She must have jumped out...
Here's the lid she managed to squeeze through. I thought she'd be too fat for such a gap...obviously not!
So...don't assume a lid like that above is ok - it isn't
04-25-2013, 12:21 PM #2
04-25-2013, 12:32 PM #3
Ugh.. Sorry about your fish Firefly.When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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04-25-2013, 12:37 PM #4
04-25-2013, 12:46 PM #5
04-25-2013, 06:06 PM #6
Thanks for the advice and tank top photo. Sorry you lost her.75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Pearl Gourami, Black Kuhli Loaches, Whiptail Cats, Wild Caught BNP
Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras
10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise
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04-25-2013, 06:33 PM #7
Sorry to hear it.
Did you get that tank from Practical Fishkeeping? Have one exactly the same from when I subscribed to them for a year. Good to know that gap in the lid is indeed a risk.
04-25-2013, 09:42 PM #8
Yes! It's a neat little tank. I don't use it for anything really - other than a spare hospital tank and for growing moss in. My only bugbear with it is you can't have the lights on a timer.