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    Default Neon Tetra Got Stuck in Filter.. What Now?


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    So I make a habit of counting my fish every time I pass by. I was missing a neon tetra so I looked everywhere. They like to hide in the house but he wasn't there. We found him stuck to my filter intake

    When we went to clean him up and turn off the filter he was still moving.

    As of right now I'm alive, but I'm not sure if he will make the night. He is acting off and is spending lots of time sitting on the gravel. He's probably exhausted and stressed with a capital S. I'll have to watch him in case he kicks the bucket. I don't want a dead fishy sitting in there overnight..

    I've got guppies and neon tetras and I don't want any more stuck in there.. Is there something I could do to prevent it? Is the intake thing too low? Are my tetras too small? I have one smaller than him.

    Poor fishy.

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    You could place a pre filter sponge over the intake, but the fish was prolly near death to have succumbed to being held to the intake. You may want to euthanize him or her.

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    healthy adult fish easily avoid the suction of filters. I believe the tetra's wellbeing was already compromised by a yet-unknown factor that resulted in it becoming stuck, its inability to evade the suction more a symptom than a cause. for now maybe find a sponge and cut a slit in it to cover the filter intake with?

    EDIT: Pred got there before me!

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    Thanks guys! He didn't even last 10 minutes.

    As far as I could tell they were all doing fine. I just tested all the levels today and they are fine. All the other fish are fine.. And he was fine an hour before. When we turned off the filter his tail was still stuck in the filter. I've seen all the other fish swim right on past it, so I'm wondering if he got it wedged in something. I have no idea.

    Poooooor fishy. I'll pick up some foam before the weekend!

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    Many times, fish are already weakened from some other ailment, or may have even already died, before being stuck to the intake.

    DO get a pre-filter of some sort....sorry for your loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Many times, fish are already weakened from some other ailment, or may have even already died, before being stuck to the intake.

    DO get a pre-filter of some sort....sorry for your loss.

    He was definitely alive when he went into it. Because he was alive when he came out.

    He was actually stuck in it though, not just stuck to the side. Part of his tail fin LOOKED like it was stuck on something on the intake.

    Tomorrow I'm getting something for over the intake. And another tetra or two. Mine won't come out of the house since the grand flushing ceremony.

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    tetras , noens especially , tend to give little warning that they r in trouble until its too late. i always struggled with them. but they r not my speciality. good luck.

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