Help! Tang stuck in overflow

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  1. gaboon

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    Woke up to find my regal tang in my overflow. it is very cramped in there and removing the durso and return pipe is not an option. How else could I do it?
     
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  3. Rory

    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

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    No idea... I couldn't even get my regal out of my sump.... :(
     
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    crap man.try and block you outlet pipe and raise the waterlevel in your DT.hope fully he might swim out.
     
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    Clever idea Mekaeel - Gaboon - I think that this might be the ONLY way to do it without hurting the tang.....
     
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    by the way is there space inside for him to manouver?
     
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    Plenty of space for him, but not for my hand or net. Looks like he tore his fin a bit. Thanks Mekaeel, will try that.
     
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    how about if you raise the water level and use a stick or something to kinda chase him up from the overflow?
     
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    sorry to hear man. hate it when my hermits do that, it's a mission to get them out man
     
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    Need to get a cap today to cover the pipe. Hope he'll be alright in there for a while.
     
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    spear gun?
     
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    yeah that might work
     
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    Any luck yet?

    Can you not get in with very small net?
     
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    or try and get someone to cover it for while using their hand and then quickly try and chase him outa there with a stick of some sort
     
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    Can only try again after work. I gave him some food before I left. Hopefully he's not stressing too much.
     
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    hope you get him out,keep us posted..
     
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    I lost my yellow tang like this but he went down the overflowpipe, my tank flooded and i lost my best fish.

    Hope you get him out, keep us up to date
     
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    You might need a cave gun cos a 120 will be too long:biggrin:

    I would try and attach an old credit card or feathers/coloured elastic bands/string to a piece of pipe or rod, insert it into the overflow then block off the pipe to fill it up higher then try to chase it up and hope it can swim back. Make sure your tank can't overflow or the sump get too low and cook a heater. If that is impractical and the fish is large enough maybe use a specimen hook with the barb removed and some bait.
     
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    I nearly forgot I have a ball valve on the overflow pipe so it will be easy enough to fill the overflow box to the top. Thanks for the tips guys
     
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    Take it he's still swimming around in the overflow then :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    yup
     
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