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PostSubject: Spiny Eel hiding in filter   Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:39 am

Lost my Spiny Eel for a few days and thought he was under the gravel for the longest time. He had apparently decided to swim up the BioWheel and into the filter media area. He looks fine just weird he would go and hide out in there. I think the water level was a bit high in the tank giving him access. Anyone have fish that have hid out in the back filter box before?
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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Eel hiding in filter   Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:36 pm

One time I saw a small cichlid that had some how went up and into a HOT Magnum filter wich is amazing it was alive.It must have been in there for a while after bypassing the impeller.I have also had khuli loaches get underneath undergravel filter plates.
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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Eel hiding in filter   Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:13 pm

Well I have had a similar incident happen to me. In my two salt water tanks one of my snails had some genius idea to slide it's way to the PVC piping leading to my lower salt tank, being a sump. Not enough water passed through the PVC pipe causing the top tank to overflow.....those snails......

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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Eel hiding in filter   Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:35 pm

badxgillen wrote:
One time I saw a small cichlid that had some how went up and into a HOT Magnum filter wich is amazing it was alive.It must have been in there for a while after bypassing the impeller.I have also had khuli loaches get underneath undergravel filter plates.

I didn't know Khuli loaches burrowed or did they go in through the air tubes?
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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Eel hiding in filter   Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:38 pm

Hamstern wrote:
Well I have had a similar incident happen to me. In my two salt water tanks one of my snails had some genius idea to slide it's way to the PVC piping leading to my lower salt tank, being a sump. Not enough water passed through the PVC pipe causing the top tank to overflow.....those snails......

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Those snails get everywhere, I have had snails inside Carbon filters for undergravel filters.
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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Eel hiding in filter   Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:57 pm

Or what about when the baby fish fry get in the grate of corner filters and you cant get them out to change the filter?
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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Eel hiding in filter   Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:05 pm

I have seen khuli loaches burrow under the undergravel filter plates.And I have found a missing crawfish inside a hydor hang on the tank filter.They seem to feel secure in places that are almost too small for them to fit in.
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