I woke up this morning and could not find my largest percula anywhere in the tank.
Since I had to go to work I left my wife to search when the lights came on.
When I came home I still couldn't find her anywhere.
I was just about to start moving rocks to find the 'body' when a relay clicked in my head - the overflow (hang on type) was making more noise than usual.
I checked and stuck down by the filter sponge in the overflow was the clown!
She had somehow jumped into the overflow in the tank (about 1" above water level), been sucked around the syphon u-tube and got stuck in the outside box.
Well, I carefull lifted off the overflow box (luckily I had plumbed it with flexible tubing) and emptied the poor fish into a bucket and then straight back into the tank.
She's a bit stressed obviously and also one of her side fins is swollen and she's not using it, but otherwise she seems OK.
What's the view is she likely to survive OK or will a damaged fin like that cause her real problems? Any experience?
- I figured out that she probably slid along the spray bar in her sleep - this gets close to the overflow box - I've moved the two further apart now...