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Old 09-22-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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Percula Clown Stuck in Overflow

Somehow, 1 of my Percula Clowns got into the overflow area of my tank. I can't get him with the net as there isn't much maneuvering room and it is afraid of the net.

Anyone have any good ideas on how to get it out of there?
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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Is it an overflow with a pipe behind wall?
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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Somehow, 1 of my Percula Clowns got into the overflow area of my tank. I can't get him with the net as there isn't much maneuvering room and it is afraid of the net.

Anyone have any good ideas on how to get it out of there?
Not sure how friendly ur clown is, but mine will come and eat out of my hand maybe hold a piece of food above just at the water line or maybe us a clip and clip a piece in a spot with more room and try to scoop him up as he comes for the food
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Yes, correct. Center overflow, with the drain pipe and the return pipe.
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If u can remove the pipe put stopper in gives your net more room then once caught replace the net
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*pipe lol
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I don't think I can do that - there is no way I can reach all the way down to get a plug in there unfortunately.

I just tried some food in a net. No dice.

Sigh.
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Maybe plug it from other end then?
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What if I made some room in the sump, and just turned off the return, and pull the drain pipe? Will it hurt the clown to ride down the plumbing into the sump? Then I can just replace the drain pipe and refill?
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I don't see why not as long as he's not a fat little fella. Best of luck to you! Poor little heffer :/
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