Clownfish Jumped into Weir

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Oh what joy I had earlier when one of my clowns decided to jump into the weir somehow  :rolleyes:

So about 45 minutes later I finally got the pipework back in place and clowny back in the DT  :angry:

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Reply #1

Had to fish mine out (excuse the pun) twice.  Luckily I can fit a small net down into mine, and the washing going on in there pushes it back to the top quite often. 

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Reply #2

I've had fish go over the weir. One found the ball valve and didn't make it, and one was still in the weir, fighting torrential flow, but survived. I've no idea how long it had to endure that, it must have been exhausted.

I've not had one go over the weir in this tank as it's impossible.
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Lets just say he was lucky, because where my return comes out of the top of the weir I have to have a piece of course sponge just to stop the sound of trickling water as it enters the weir.

Fortunately for him it had dropped down and was covering the dorso pipe or I think he would've met a bad ending in my ball valve.

Could do with a comb about 10mm taller, then there would be no way that he could make it in there!

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Reply #4

You can use some plastic mesh to extend the height of the weir.

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What sort of mesh are you talking about HK?

Any chance of a link to some?

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Reply #7

That mesh is ideal.

I found some in a skip once, but never used it.

When they get to the ball valve, they can't get away from the suction and the water goes into their gills backwards, in their gills, out of their mouth, it must be an awful death. My current tank makes it impossible for a fish to go into the weir.

The fish that was fighting flow for god knows how long was luckily a Green Chromis, which are like bullets, streamlined and fast, like a Tuna. Had it been a clownfish or something more docile, I doubt it'd have made it.
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Reply #8

Thanks HK and I know what you mean Mike......I still can't see how he got it tbh, must've been one hell of a jump.

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Reply #9

I've found fish in my sump on more than one occasion, all gobies! I also had a dog face puffer go over, that didn't make it.
the gutter mesh is a good idea.
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #10

I've ordered some from the link off HK.

Once it arrives I will let you all know how I have installed it!

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Look forward to seeing it.

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