Loach Fiasco

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Bailey Oswald, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Bailey OswaldWell Known MemberMember

    So I hear a lot of splashing and I instantly am on alert. I know Sharkie is a jumping species of loach, and I've heard the occasional little plop. But this was lots if splashing. I look over and everything is calm. Weird. And then I see a little red tail, sticking out of my submerged filter. I freak out, unplug the filter and get my brother (idk why) and get the filter media out carefully. I tilt the filter and along with the water in the filter, out comes Sharkie. He doesn't have any physical injuries that I can see. My heart was racing really fast. No pictures, was just worried about getting my fish out.

  2. Bailey OswaldWell Known MemberMember

    Already swimming about again. Now I'm paranoid.
  3. Bailey OswaldWell Known MemberMember

    Okay, help. He just did it again. I saw most of it this time. I heard splashing, look over, and see him on the ledge of the filter. He then purposely swam into the filter area. When i went to get him out, he was already out. Thinking either turned around or the filter pushed him out. He's fine. At least I know that if I'm not here he will probably get out fine.

    Why would he do this again? And he seems to be doing it on purpose.

    The circled green is the ledge. ac07d1059fd5f75886d6351e971a9319.jpg2dd8dcd2d3253a911adc59a9bd511230.jpg
  4. mollybabesWell Known MemberMember

    Maybe he likes it. Like some fish swim in the flow, others don't.
    Maybe it's just a preference thing.
  5. Bailey OswaldWell Known MemberMember

    That's what I was thinking. But is it really necessary to get IN the filter?
  6. Bailey OswaldWell Known MemberMember

    He definitely likes it. Just did it again.
    This time, I looked more closely into what he was doing. He gets himself up in there and just sits in between the wall and the little filter thingy. Sometimes he will swim a tad to fight the flow. He got mad because I thought maybe he had wedged his face in and slowly took out that filtration part, causing him to go back in the tank.

    I've had him for over a year and he just started doing this. This is odd. Has anybody else had this happen? In the morning i might take pictures of the filter to give you a better idea of where hes at.
  7. tjanderWell Known MemberMember

    Try putting a mesh cloth over the out flow. Do it for a month and maybe he will loose interest
  8. Bailey OswaldWell Known MemberMember

    What do you mean?
  9. tjanderWell Known MemberMember

    If you cover the area where he goes in with a mesh it will stop him from getting there
  10. Bailey OswaldWell Known MemberMember

    Hm. I don't know how to do that?

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