My Kuhli Is Stuck In My Filter Media Basket!!! Help Please!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Forums' started by Lchi87, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Lchi87ModeratorModerator Member

    He is really really stuck. But alive! What should I do?

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  2. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    Is he moving around at all? Can you remove the tube? Maybe you can try turning it upside down with a net underneath if he's able to move around?

  3. Lchi87ModeratorModerator Member

    He's not moving :( I got the basket out and into the main tank

  4. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    What's he stuck on?

  5. Lchi87ModeratorModerator Member

  6. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    Oh... what is it made out of? You may have to try cutting it(carefully).
  7. RobMValued MemberMember

    I would cut out on the red lines and then half way on the green line. After cutting halfway through you should be able to carefully snap the rest. Good luck.


    Also, it looks like there is some white growth around where he is stuck. Might need to treat that right away.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 7, 2017
  8. Lchi87ModeratorModerator Member

    Well I got him out; I had to cut all that plastic around him. But I dont think he's looking good... His body has stiffened into that position and he can't move :(

    Is there a chance he can recover?
  9. RobMValued MemberMember

    He may have lost circulation to the back half of his body. :(
  10. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    Crazier things have happened, so hopefully he can recover. I'd just let him rest and try daily waterchanges. Really sorry this happened.:(
  11. Lchi87ModeratorModerator Member

    Thanks for your help guys; I think he's paralyzed :(
  12. _IceFyre_Well Known MemberMember

    Poor guy! :(
    Only time will tell, I hope he recovers!
  13. KaderTheAntWell Known MemberMember

    Hey, how is he?
  14. Lchi87ModeratorModerator Member

    He's upside down, stiff, but still breathing..
  15. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    I'm so sorry, praying he pulls through!
  16. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Poor guy. You can tell that he was really trying to pull himself through. Hope he makes it.
  17. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Sunhawk and I send our prayers.
  18. Lchi87ModeratorModerator Member

    Well he's up in the big tank in the sky now :( Thanks everyone for your help and well wishes, it was just too much for him to overcome.
  19. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    I'm really sorry, may he swim in peace.:(
  20. FlutterFishWell Known MemberMember

    I'm so sorry for your loss :(

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