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Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by LouiseS, 4 Jun 2012.

  1. LouiseS

    LouiseS

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    I have had my two clown fish (I&J) for about a week and they have settled in well.

    I had a tendency to jump over the back divider at night (different compartments each night) and in the morning I have to fish him out, and off he happily swam.

    This morning I opened up to do the usual transfer only to find he had gotten stuck in the pump and gotten squished :eek:..... So now my J has no more I and I am very sad :(

    So, while dealing with my grief I have a few questions:
    - has this happened to anyone else?
    - J never did the jump, but do I have to worry about the same thing happening to him (or other fish), and how can I prevent this?
    - how soon do I need to replace I to ensure that J has a partner and is not territorial?

    RIP I
     
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    very sorry for your (and J's) loss louise, always sad to loose fish.

    there are a number of things you can do to prevent fish going into the back compartments and possibly the easiest would be to cut some egg crate (plastic grid you get from most electrical suppliers) and silicone it over where they jump. Its best to do this now so that other fish dont follow suit.

    J would be fine for a while without a mate, but try do the egg crate first and then get him/her a partner:)
     
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    sorry to hear of loss
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    sorry to hear
    what you can do in the boyu is in the last compartment where the "return" pump is, is add a layer of live rock rubble at the bottom then place the pump on top, this will prevent the fish from coming throught the bottom baffle, and adding egg crate to the top to stop them going over the top, you can also use plastic netting found at nurseries
     
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    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    I lost a convict tang to the overflow once so I bought some egg crate and sealed It off.
     
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    Sorry for your loss! Lost my clowns after 2 years due to disease!

    Does the other fish do the same?
    How is your water parms doing?
     
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    ...So sorry to hear...:crying:
     
  10. LouiseS

    LouiseS Thread Starter

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    Thanks for all the condolences...still very sad. First loss if probably always the hardest.

    J never jumps so she should be fine. Bought some egg crates this afternoon and will sort something out before bedtime just in case.

    Just checked my water parameters and the nitrates have shot up (yesterday they were almost 0, tonight almost 20). Guess I went early and polluted the tank all night.

    Ran out of Microbe-lift last night so feeling really miserable right now...
     
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    Sorry to hear about your loss.

    Oceanson Aquariums sells a black plastic overflow protector that is easy to cut to length and silicon onto the back pannel. Looks neat as well.

    I will look to see if I have a photo of mine.
     
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