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Old 03-13-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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Careys' Lil Miracle

For those who may not know, I have a 29g biocube. About 8 months ago I tried introducing a yellow watchman goby(s). The first one just disappeared, the second one died 2 days later and the third is still with me. All 3 fish were about an inch big at MOST.

So i was cleaning out the biocube filter system, I removed the fuge and light and changed out the filter media. I go to put the media back in and what do I see in the back chambers? YEP, the first yellow watchman!!! i have no idea how he has survived for sooo long back there, he's actually quite big now and quite yellow. Took about an hour or two to get him out and he is now in the 20g rimless tank.

Just wanted to share what i think is a mini miracle. I mean really, 8 months or more? Thats just crazy.... here is a picture of the survivor

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I have heard of more than one story about a fish getting in the back of a tank and doing just fine. It is great when that happens.
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Hi Joy!

Yeah, I've heard of it before too, just not that long of a time. lol

Nice to see you around again Joy.
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Whoa! Very nice Carey! Love those mini surprises.

I recently had my first BTA come out of nowhere. It got chopped up by a PH. 3 months later I found a huge green BTA on my sand bed. Guess it had been hiding in the rocks.
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Nice. Love these happy ending stories. I also have been in the back comaprtment too recently and never saw him before. I've even taken a flash light and looked before ( I have some birstleworms) in the back lol. Sneaky lil fish. lol He is hanging out all by himself now, he must be like what the heck, where am i with all this room? hehe
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Cool - gotta love these fish, they are very enduring.
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That's a crazy amount of time, that must have really made your day! There's no feeling like finding something you thought was gone, and it's doing great!
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WOW, THAT IS CRAZY!

That is fantastic, congrats Carey, that is soo exciting!
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Yay a miracle. Guess he was meant to be with you he looks really healthy for being stuck in there.
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Wow.
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