Cory sucked into filter :(

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Andrew Sackett, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Andrew SackettValued MemberMember

    One of my smaller corys was sucked into the intake of my finnex 360 I put a intake sponge and netting around it yet it still happened, what should I do? ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1406478611.021939.jpg

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  2. renthusWell Known MemberMember

    First, what are you asking right now? Is it still stuck in there, or is it gone? Also, that looks pretty much coryproof, what with the sponge and all. I honestly don't see how it could have gotten into the tube.
  3. Andrew SackettValued MemberMember

    The cory is gone now but he got in the tube with the sponge a net being there, I thought of an idea to put a small bottle with slits in on the intake to make like a HOB intake.

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  4. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I would remove that netting, it's possible the cory got the spines on its fins stuck in it & couldn't break free, other fish could also get caught in it
  5. Andrew SackettValued MemberMember

    ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1406480676.154710.jpg this is what I've com up with, it doesn't seem to lower the flow at all, I washed it in hot water

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  6. ricmccWell Known MemberMember

    It is sort of like a person living to tell the tale of having been struck by lightening twice--the odds against this happening after you had already taken precautions are similar to the odds of Bolton winning the Premiership, or Maradona saying sorry about the hand ball into the English net:)---could, but never will happen in my lifetime..
    Therefore, while regretting your loss, I do admire your taking further pro-active steps to safe guard your fish, and I truly believe that there was really nothing further that you could have done to protect your cory, so any sense of guilt that you may feel is wholly inappropriate.
    All the best to you, rick
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2014
  7. Archie1208New MemberMember

    I think fluval makes a small intake cover (I know Persmart sells them)

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