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Old 07-15-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Rope fish issue

Hello, my rope fish keeps swimming up into the filter is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening?
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
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Lol most HOB filters have end caps with holes so that water and not fish get sucked up. 1. buy an end cap. 2. do u have plenty of hiding spots for it. 3. if not put more in.
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I got one of the end caps he's got several places to hide I just got rid of some of the water I think he may be going up where the water comes out.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:15 PM   #4
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Here's what I do and people who breed shrimp and fish do.
You can either buy an aquarium sponge (I've used the smallest aquaclear filter sponge) and cut a whole in it so that it fits snugly over the intake tube covering any openings.
Or they sell a pre filter at petsmart by fluval that does the exact same thing only it's pre cut, round, and black so it's a little more "stylish"
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Alright ill look in to it. I was going to find a net type and tape it to the filter opening. Its his temp home untilled I can get my 60 gal fixed back up
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:45 PM   #6
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The pre filter is only like $1.25 (usd) and if u do that use a rubberband, not tape. It won't stick when wet and the glue could be bad for the fish.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:51 PM   #7
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Alrighty thanks for the help guys
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:52 PM   #8
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ok i see what u r saying now! yes do the net thing. i used to have a platy that would jump into my filter so i know how frustrating it its. Good Luck!!
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