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horsefaced loach stuck in filter!

Posted By: carole <carole@carole64.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2002, at 8:01 p.m.

I wonder if anyone can help me.
Tonight I noticed that my horseface loach had managed to get himself into my Juwel rio180 filter. The lid had been ever so slightly dislodged and he's gone in. I could see him on top of the sponge in the main part of the filter. So, I thought i'd just remove the powerhead part to get a better chance of catching him, and he JUMPED right down the slim part of the filter opposite the heater part!
Now, obviously I don't want to rip my new tank apart, and I've tried gently going down into that part of the filter with a long handled spatula, but no joy. I've left the lid off the filter for tonight, hoping he'll be out in the morning, if not, i'm going to have to lower water level drastically and t