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Old 05-10-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Wrasse Jumped Ship Need Suggestions

I have a 4" Rainbow Wrasse that decided he prefers to be in my overflow. I have. 180g reef ready FO tank. Fed him to make sure he was ok. Any ideas on how to get him back in the main tank? Any chance he will find his own way back? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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I have a 4" Rainbow Wrasse that decided he prefers to be in my overflow. I have. 180g reef ready FO tank. Fed him to make sure he was ok. Any ideas on how to get him back in the main tank? Any chance he will find his own way back? Thanks in advance.
What kind of overflow? Can you take it apart?
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Corner overflow. Through the bottom of the tank. That may be a "last resort" move. The local lfs suggested removing the gooseneck on the rain and trying to catch him in the filter.
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Corner overflow. Through the bottom of the tank. That may be a "last resort" move. The local lfs suggested removing the gooseneck on the rain and trying to catch him in the filter.
That's an idea... Or try to syphon him up with a turkey baster. I had to do that to a clown... It worked...
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That's an idea... Or try to syphon him up with a turkey baster. I had to do that to a clown... It worked...
Did he stick to the tip of the baster? Trying to picture how you did it.
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Did he stick to the tip of the baster? Trying to picture how you did it.
Yes. Just squeezed the air out and sucked it up.
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Yes. Just squeezed the air out and sucked it up.
Cool. I'll pick one up today (wife will kill me if I use the one in the kitchen drawer).
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Crisis averted. Talked with one of my lfs's. Didn't realize how easy it was to drain the overflow, so I ended up using using your suggestion after all . Thanks Kio!
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Crisis averted. Talked with one of my lfs's. Didn't realize how easy it was to drain the overflow, so I ended up using using your suggestion after all . Thanks Kio!
No prob. Just glad your lil guy is ok.
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No prob. Just glad your lil guy is ok.
BTW, just ordered my 90g reef tank today. Take delivery in 2 weeks.
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