Pintail wrasse in corner overflow

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  1. rlinusc

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    So this has happened with a couple of other fish (midas blenny, hooded wrasse, radial filefish), and obviously i need to find a good solution to stop it from happening.

    Anyone have any tips? I know that some people drain the corner overflow and have the fish go through to the sump, but i am nervous about that.

    In the past, the fish jumped back in, sometimes with some encouragemenbt on my part sometimes on their own. I am a little wary given how good of a jumper i know this fish is.
     
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    Fill it with sand slowly until the level is high enough to net him more easily.

    I went with the drain the overflow method before but I siphoned the water out so he didn't go through my plumbing into my sump and I eventually netted him.

    I bought acrylic from taps plastics and made a cover for my overflow. No more fish or algae down there I hope.
     
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    I've got to make caps on mine.
     
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    Thanks! Intriguing idea! I have a 2 stand pipes in the overflow, not sure how far up one is and whether the sand will get it high enough. But worth a shot


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    What about using glass marbles to fill the overflow?
    They would fill the overflow quicker and be much easier to remove; also less messy for the tank.
     
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    I've siphoned 3/4 of the water out of the overflow and scooped the fish out. I couldn't get a small net in with the plumbing.

    Yet another reason for a cnc!!:Devil
     
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    So did you pull the plumbing out? I am not sure I understand.


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    No, I didn't, but it's probably because of the way I have my plumbing and corner overflows. My arm barely fit inside and I kind of coaxed the fish into my hand. Your results may vary.
     

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