Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-28-2016, 07:46 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: New England (USA)
Posts: 57
siphon

Hi folks. I've been having one trouble after another lately. Most recently, I was doing a water change in a five gallon tank and I siphoned one of my guppies! He had been lying on the bottom of the tank this morning and I thought he was dead, but then he was swimming around (though possibly with a little wobble - is that a sign of something) so I was going to do a pwc to try to help and I saw something suck into the tube and lifted it out of the water immediately but now we can't find him so I think it must have been him!!

I had never heard of a fish getting sucked up in a siphon - it's not a big one. Is that possible?! DO you think it's because he was sick? Unfortunately, I siphon directly into my sink drain so I had no way to save him.

I'm feeling TERRIBLE. Please let me know what I did wrong.

__________________
Jharvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2016, 10:32 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Midwest U.S.
Posts: 186
I don't think you did anything wrong. Small fish like tetras aren't very heavy. Usually they're able to keep themselves out of the siphon, but if it was ill, it maybe didn't have the strength. Maybe from now on, you should use a bucket, so if you happen to siphon another fish, you can return it to the tank.
__________________
3g betta, 29g molly, 90g Amer cichlid, 90g community, 137g African cichlid, 220g water garden, 6,500g koi pond
Cecibella123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
siphon

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with U tube losing siphon ellisz DIY Projects 2 01-28-2004 11:44 AM
Problem using python siphon. nemokeeper Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 17 01-14-2004 06:50 PM
siphon tube fishtender Saltwater & Reef - Identification 2 11-18-2003 12:43 PM
Help with Python Siphon... HOLLIEO Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 16 07-21-2003 08:52 PM
Easy way to siphon water Biggen Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 17 06-06-2003 11:01 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.