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Old 02-02-2015, 10:15 PM   #1
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Angel fish sucked onto filter intake cage

My flame angel got sucked onto the filter cage about a month ago. I turned off the filter and he swam away fine...now a month later he did the same and don't know how long he was there. Was swimming great this morning...and now is just laying on the bottom very lethargic with his tail frayed.

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Old 02-02-2015, 10:39 PM   #2
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What are the parameters of the tank? How long has the tank been set up?
Basically, there is no reason for a healthy fish to get sucked in like you have mentioned. The tail being frayed suggests bullying.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:42 AM   #3
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8.1 ph
0 ammonia
0 nitrite
0 nitrate
1.23 salinity

2 months setup and did a water change of 15-20 percent last Friday... Do one every two weeks.

The fray I thought appeared from the filter sucking on it.


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I agree with Hank. There's more to this story. What other fish are in the tank? What size tank are we talking? Was this occurrence anywhere near the water changes?
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56 gallon column and a flame hawkfish and a ocellaris clown....the hawkfish is all over the tank but never seen him aggressive. The clown and angel swim together everywhere and never seen aggression.


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How much rock is in the tank? Can I see a picture of the tank showing the filter?
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The water change was Friday and this happened Monday. He is still hanging on as of this morning (occasionally swimming) but just sitting in a live rock cave on his side now...debating if it is safer for the tank to just get him out as I don't have a quarantine setup.


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I would leave him in if he's still breathing.
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About 50 pounds of rockClick image for larger version

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Black background so the filter is hard to see...in the far back corner.


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There is a cleaner skunk shrimp you can see his reflection as well.


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