Vortech ate my clownfish

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  1. Ebone

    Ebone Well-Known Member

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    I came home from dinner tonight to a strange sound in my tank. Once I got close my heart dropped, my female davinci clown was spinning around inside my vortech. I have no idea how she swam in there must have been spooked, it is like losing a family member :( clown 1.jpg clown 2.jpg
     
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  2. Barrett

    Barrett Well-Known Member CIRS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    So sorry for your loss.
     
  3. ReeferRoo

    ReeferRoo Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers Partner Member 2018

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    Graphic...
    And very sorry for your loss!

    We lost a lettuce nudibranch to a power head, my wife saw it happen and was devastated. She would need therapy if she saw this happen to our clowns.
     
  4. RyanCSGO

    RyanCSGO Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Dang... so sorry man :(
     
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    That's horrible sorry
     
  6. Ebone

    Ebone Well-Known Member

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    I think I'm going to need therapy, they become such family members
     
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    moseley75 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Sorry for your loss. I would be heart broken to loose one of my clowns.
     
  8. Robin Haselden

    Robin Haselden Turtle R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Oh man that might would be enough to make me quit. Sorry for your loss.
     
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    Sistawolf Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    This happened to my boyfrienss tank.. a adult engineer goby and a sand flounder.. I was aggravated with him cause I bought him filter covers and after this first mishap told him to put them on again and he didn't so we lost the flounder and he finally listened.. I'm so sorry for your loss.. this is horrible to see
     
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    MaddyP 'Til Reefdom Come... R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Sorry for your loss! Did the power happen to go out? With the netting you have around the pump, the only way in is the front. I don't think a fish would be strong enough or willing to swim into such a current...
     
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    Very good point! It had to be a very freak accident.

    I lost a wrasse one time because I used to turn my Vortechs off to feed. He was very inquisitive and would swim inside the head looking for food. I hit the on button and looked up to see him inside and couldn't turn it off fast enough. I felt horrible. Won't make that mistake again.
     
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    That was my first thought, only way in was through the front. She has been known to go in there when it is off for any reason... my apex didn't log any type of power outage even if so they are on a battery, only thing I can think of was she got spooked by something/someone
     
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    I'm sorry for your loss :(
     
  14. Dr.HarlemTutu

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    Jesus man that sucks. Clowns are so friendly they become part of the family! Really weird too. Sorry!
     
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    I've always gotta check the wave makers before I flip then back on because my cleaner wrasses go straight for them when they're off. Sorry for the loss, but it's not your fault. That's a freak accident.
     
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    Sorry for Your loss , its always heartrenching To lose a fish .!
     
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    Tori ReefMoore 103 R2R Supporter

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    Bummer. Really sorry for your lost.
     
  18. Grimreaperz

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    Sending good vibes your way. Truly sorry for the loss. :(
     
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    Sorry to hear :( But with the protector around it how did it get in there?
     
  20. Ebone

    Ebone Well-Known Member

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    Had to dart straight in, unless some power failure in main and battery :-(
     
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