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Old 12-18-2009, 06:33 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Tight space fish!?!

Posiden likes to go behind the filter. And most of the time he has trubble getting out. I dont want him to get stuck and die. What can I do to stop him from doing this?
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:37 PM   #2 
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Possibly use something (aquarium safe) to block that area. Maybe some new and rinsed pantyhose , you could create a net or barrier.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:50 PM   #3 
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hummm..... thats a neat idea. Is there something store bought I could get?
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:52 PM   #4 
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Do you mean something that you could buy at the fish store? I'm not sure other than the nylon idea.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:19 PM   #5 
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You can always buy a sponge and cut it to size to slip in there, leaving him no room to squeeze in.

Extra sponges are one of the MacGyver tools of tank keeping, if you ask me.
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:02 PM   #6 
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I agree. Plug the space with a sponge, and give him a proper little hidey-hole so that he doesn't feel the urge to squeeze in anywhere he shouldn't :)
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:04 PM   #7 
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I agree with Kelly. He's probably looking for a place to hide.
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:26 PM   #8 
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Ok. Thanks I'll try putting spong in the space behind the heatter. And get a cave for him.
Will the spong be ok behind there? It wont get burnt will it?
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:54 PM   #9 
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If you have a pet smart near you, they have submersible reptile hiders for about $4, I filed all the sharp edges off one for Heidi and she loves it. It looks like a cylindrical Slate cave. (middle section of Avy pic)
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:23 PM   #10 
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Ok. Thanks I'll try putting spong in the space behind the heatter. And get a cave for him.
Will the spong be ok behind there? It wont get burnt will it?
Why would it get burnt?
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