Okay so I've been having some issues with my powerheads - my sons anemone has gotten caught more than once but never seriously injured- as I normally catch it and unplug it - I had expected this as a possiblity because I've heard this from many friends.
This evening I found my Sailfin Tang sucked into the side of it! I had this fish for about a month and I know the LFS
had it for at least 2 months before I purchased it...all in all appeared to be a very healthy happy fish - now a decessed one which I am terribly sad over - is there a way to prevent this from happening to anyone else in my tank?! My shrimps like to climb on them and the tang would pick at the algae on it and often host next to it - I feel terrible for not catching this in time (he was on a side where I couldn't see him, only spotted his mouth by chance)
I didn't see this fish post accident, my husband removed him because I was freaking out - but he assured me he was most definately dead and a victom of the powerhead...there is a guard on them but the problem appears to be with the side slats. They are Korella? 4's, and I have 2 in my 80 gallon.
now I've read many different things like "the fish must have been sick" and "this is extremely common and happens often, even to healthy fish" I would just like to know if anyone else has expierenced this and what they did to fix it.