Cichlid Fish Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
424 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
One fish attacked my arm while I was rearranging the sand, that was a first.

And...Someone got stuck in the python tube...that was crazy, he's alive though.

Ever happen to anyone else?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
I was fiddling with my rescape a few weeks ago and felt an odd stinglike sensation that startled me a bit. I kept my arm in and kept an eye on things. Of all my fish a yellow lab was checking out if there was anything to eat on my arm.. little sucker couldn't be 2 inches long. I was quite surprised at the punch this little dude packed! haha... I've never sucked one into the python but I keep an eye out for it just in case.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
40,504 Posts
I find the maingano attack...

You have to be the one preventing fish from getting in the python though...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
165 Posts
I've never been attacked but I did suck an oscar through a tube once about 30 years ago! It was my first apartment and first aquarium as a young adult. I was on the second floor and of course was siphoning out the window! I managed to find him in the grass and revived him and he lived a long fruitful life. Butch, great pet. Always hungry. Can't believe I used to feed him live fish. That seems so barbaric now. lol
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
2,088 Posts
Oh yeah, both have happened, been bitten more times than can count, and it is always a surprise. Like dogs, sometimes the most viscous ones are the tiny ones. Shell dwellers are the worst!

To prevent sucking out fish, I now drain my tanks with a PVC J tube with a bulkhead strainer on the end. Since moving to this, have not had any issue with fish in the hose.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
424 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I don't even know what nipped me, it was quick and there were several around. The fish usually stay away from the tube though, I guess i'll have to put something on the end.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,048 Posts
fish_gazer said:
I've never been attacked but I did suck an oscar through a tube once about 30 years ago! It was my first apartment and first aquarium as a young adult. I was on the second floor and of course was siphoning out the window! I managed to find him in the grass and revived him and he lived a long fruitful life. Butch, great pet. Always hungry. Can't believe I used to feed him live fish. That seems so barbaric now. lol
That's hilarious! Poor little guy, flying out the window.

I'll take the biting anyday over the splashing. Need to keep a towel handy at all feedings.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
My Acei bite me occasionally although it does seem to depend where on the hungry scale , if it's just hungry then Its ok, it's more of shock than anything else, now wise to it so I keep an eye on them
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top