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  1. Default oto stuck in net


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    Ok so I just cleaned and rescaped and was putting fish back in and one of my otos nose got stuck in the lining of the net don't know how, but eventually got it off and its stressed and breathing fast but no scrapes or anything, do you think it will be ok?
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    I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.

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    Only time will tell. It might be. Just keep an eye on it.
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    It will be fine, mine did that when i first got them...you just have to immerse the net, and let them swim off on their own

    I use a net to pull out my mesh pre filters, so the debris doesn't fall back into the tank...yesterday, I accidentally netted an oto in the process, and carried him all the way to the kitchen sink before i knew I'd caught him...he got caught in the net too, but swam off and ended up being just fine
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    Ok thanks, he's acting fine now just hanging on he glass chilling
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel
    do as I say, not as I do- William
    Sandy hook, need lest we forget- steeler58
    I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.

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    Good deal...their tiny dorsal fin is sharp as a needle, lots of times they get this caught up in the net

    Mine yesterday was "suckered" onto the net with his mouth, LOL
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    Yeah I think that's what happend I tried pushing him off from other side with tweezer and liftinf him off, and nothing then he just pops off.
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel
    do as I say, not as I do- William
    Sandy hook, need lest we forget- steeler58
    I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.

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    Happened to me once, I felt bad for the little thing.
    Even though I don't really keep Otos anymore, I'll be sure to add them in the tank with my hands next time. Of course, with precision.

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    They have incredibly rough skin. They are covered in something called "odontodes" which are like little teeth. I take a lot of macro photos of otos and close up it looks like shark skin. This is why they get caught on netting easily.
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    Yeah I had to touch it to try to nudge it off and it was like sandpaper, Faded why wouldn't you add otos? Are your gobies rainbow gobies?
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel
    do as I say, not as I do- William
    Sandy hook, need lest we forget- steeler58
    I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~firefly~ View Post
    They have incredibly rough skin. They are covered in something called "odontodes" which are like little teeth. I take a lot of macro photos of otos and close up it looks like shark skin. This is why they get caught on netting easily.
    I'd like to see some of those photos!...please and thank you
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