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Featured Orange Spot Goby - Stuck in my Weir

Discussion in 'Fish, Anemone's and Critters' started by steve861uk, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. steve861uk

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    The pita has gone and got himself stuck in my weir :no:

    Easiest recovery would be for him to swim through the pipe and into my filter sock, but so far not done that :no: Now my tiger pistol shrimp is all alone.

    He's been there almost a week now and have been feeding the weir as well as the display to keep him going.

    Any suggestions most welcome....but it does not help when the weir is 2' deep with little space to manoeuvre :w00t:

    I'll have to get a very small fish net and try that me thinks.
     
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    Before anyone asks.....yes I have weir combs in place, with the smallest of gaps between the comb and top glass (obviously enough for an annoying goby to get through :ranting:).
     
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    I have a cleaner wrasse that quite often takes a trip down the weir and ends up in the sump,if he is in the weir I use a small net,but patience is needed.hope you get him.
     
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    I Had this happen to me. try taking combs off. switch return pump off. and see if he comes out.
     
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    Can you not flush it down with a jug of water from tank and get it that way .
     
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    Or one final way? fill weir with sand.
     
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    Thanks [MENTION=22632]Phil077[/MENTION] and [MENTION=23885]Grannycarolann[/MENTION], some good ideas.

    Will take weir combs off and see if I can net him/encourage him to move out of the weir....he seems really settled in their now (annoyingly!) :w00t:

    Not keen on the idea of filling my weir with sand...although it would syphon out, I bet the Goby would burrow down into it. Maybe I could get a big pipe and syphon out the Goby :w00t:
     
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    Well my goby is still stuck in the weir :( Has now been over a month! For a fish that likes to burrow and hide in tunnels, etc.. I'm kinda thinking that he may like his new home.

    I've been feeding the weir as well as the display and he is now a porky little fish with a large hermit crab for company - at least if he does perish, then his room mate can eat him :rolleyes:

    I've tried to net him, with no success and have removed all of the weir combs (which resulted in most of my trochus snails moving to the weir/sump :risas3:).
     
  9. Realist

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    Long arms and skinny fingers is the answer :)
     
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    Maybe he's a telly addict.......he has a commanding view of the goggle box from the weir :)
     
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    We had a damsel do that and it was only when we bought a new tank n swapped everything out we found out, was a fat bugger when we got him out too.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Have you tried this?


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    I may have to try this:

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    I found this.....
    Fill the weir with bags of water from your main tank creating displacement which will force the fish to the top and wallah. Nice and easy :)




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    Sounds great, but I bet he will wrap around the base of one of the pipes and run the risk of getting squashed, rather than give up his prime tv viewing spot.
     
  18. rabster

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    Put on eastenders..... that will make him want back in the dt


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    LOL :risas3::risas3::risas3::risas3::risas3::risas3::risas3::risas3:
     
  20. Realist

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    That will make him go to bloody sleep most like.

     
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