04-25-2013, 10:51 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, 11:21 AM #2
04-25-2013, 11:32 AM #3
Ugh.. Sorry about your fish Firefly.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
Everything Happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
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.
A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?
04-25-2013, 11:37 AM #4
04-25-2013, 11:46 AM #5
04-25-2013, 05:06 PM #6
Thanks for the advice and tank top photo. Sorry you lost her.My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
75 gal - Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gobies
Future 40 Long - Panda Garras & Glowlight Danios
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"
04-25-2013, 05:33 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, 08:42 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.