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Old 04-17-2004, 08:30 PM   #1
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Aquarist Survives Vicious Tank Cleaning Incident!

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So I went to water change/gravel vac the 15g tank with the angelfish babies, keyholes, rams and amano shrimp. I have to use my smaller siphon else the Onyx sand all comes up, which means my hands have to be in the tank.

You'd think they have never been fed before! Omg; they ATE me. I had the amanos pulling skin off my knuckles, the angelfish were picking at my moles...and I was hysterical LOL it really made changing that tank VERY difficult. I'm ticklish!

Vicious lil beasties, and they've already BEEN fed once today! I'll have to get a pic next time; it was pretty funny *grin*
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Old 04-17-2004, 08:35 PM   #2
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I've found that once the sand gets infiltrated by the good bacterial concrete, It dosn't move that willingly Alli.


I just did water changes on my tanks today, I hover the pythin about an 8th of an inch above the sand. Sucks up all the goop and the sand dosn't even budge.


I bet it was a sight tho, watching someone giggling on the floor as vicious little beasties tickle tortured her. :p
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haha, I have that problem with the danios at Wal-Mart. The things pick and pick and pick. It's cool actually, feels kinda funny. Now, an oscar did that to me, and I about fell off the ladder! Not that it hurt, just a little forceful and scary
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Heh, its Onyx sand, not regular sand William. Stuffs clouds as soon as look at it, so I have to be careful with it; its pretty light and doesn't compact like the Moon sand in my other tanks.

And that was the worst part! I had to stand there and take it, else I'd have clouded the entire tank LOL My neighbors probably thought I was being attacked...I guess I was LOL I was so busy yelling.

Heh, its why I let the hubby hand feed the adult angels; I don't want to lose a finger LOL
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Old 04-17-2004, 09:09 PM   #5
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Heh, its Onyx sand, not regular sand William. Stuffs clouds as soon as look at it, so I have to be careful with it; its pretty light and doesn't compact like the Moon sand in my other tanks.

And that was the worst part! I had to stand there and take it, else I'd have clouded the entire tank LOL My neighbors probably thought I was being attacked...I guess I was LOL I was so busy yelling.

Heh, its why I let the hubby hand feed the adult angels; I don't want to lose a finger LOL

Irk, didn't notice you said Onyx, thought you were talking about your moon sand. ^_^;;
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Old 04-17-2004, 09:20 PM   #7
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LOL I've been sitting here watching MadTV Shaw; shoulda known you'd be a fan
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Old 04-17-2004, 09:23 PM   #8
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My paradise fish tries to suction himself to my wrist on occasion. Sticks out his jaws like fish do when they yawn and attaches like some reject lamprey or something.
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My tiger barbs bite me every time I put my hand in the tank for any reason! Every so often one of them actually causes a little pain!
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Yeah, dude. My amanos totally freaked me out!! I was injecting brine shrimp into my puffer/amano tank so that I could get the brine shrimp to some of the puffers that tend to be at the bottom of the pecking order... And the amanos just sprang at the eye dropper I was using and tried to maul me. Ahhh!!!! Amanos are weird little creatures. Love 'em, though!
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LOL They sure the heck are madasa.

I fed the crew bloodworms tonite and grabbed some pics. The pic I *didn't* get but wish I did, was of one of the amanos duking it out with one of the rams over a piece of bloodworm; the amano won! Kicked the ram's butt LOL I did grab a pic of another amano and one of the fry facing off, as well as the initial feeding frenzy (now you'll see why I was yelling LOL).

Apparently the amanos didn't get the "algae eater" memo LOL they go nuts over everything that I feed the fish and bloodworms are a fav; go figure.
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thanks for the laugh!!! lol
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When I still had balloon mollies, they would come nibble. Durring long gravel vacumming sessions it actually got irritating to my skin! Some fish just never think thier stomachs are full and may be trying to go after "the big prize". Can you imagine thier stories of "the one that got away"? "I mean her arm was at least ten times my height!"
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That's funny, Allivymar! I especially like the pic of the angelfish and the shrimp on top of the driftwood.

A betta I used to have would nibble on my hand when I did gravel vacs. I wear thin plastic gloves, but I could feel him nibble. It wasn't painful, but it wasn't just a little pinch either!
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HA! try cleaning a pond in the middle of the summer with a hundred golfish picking at your legs! now thats freaky!!!
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hehe..i've had a blue gill bite my nipple once 8O my danios will peck at my arm if i'm rearranging the tank, but it's barely noticeable.
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I'm not sure I wanna know what a bluegill was doing near your nekkid chest Mr Burns
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