Originally Posted by Cobaltskyy
Here's my latest pic of my handsome ram!
Beautiful GBR, wonderful coloring.
But be very careful with that Pirate ship. I had the same one in my Cichlid tank and one of my Mbunas got stuck while swimming through it. I was able to pull him out but to much damage was done and he died a few hours later.
I love sunken ships in aquariums, but you need to be very picky about which ones you use. That ship in particular has a small one way hole, where a fish can swim up into it, but not swim out again.
If for some reason your fish makes a turn inside the ship, instead of going straight through, it can get wedged up in it and die. It may never happen again, it was a complete fluke when mine did. But better safe than sorry.
If you look inside from the bottom hole you'll see that one end of the ship is filled in but the other is hallow. It's that hallow end that's a potential danger