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Just Lost a Rostrata :-(

Posted By: Cybermeez <cybermeez@NOSPAMaol.com>
Date: Friday, 25 March 2005, at 7:48 p.m.

I don't know what happened. A few hours ago everyone was happily loaching around the tank. When I went to feed the critters dinner just now, I found one of my 5 little Rostratas sucked into the end of the sponge intake of the powerhead for my UV.

I had run out of the pre-filter sponges made for MaxiJets that fully cover the plastic mesh intake, so I used one of the little cylinder shaped sponges made for the smaller Supreme brand pumps. Unlike the MaxiJet pre-filters, this one was open on both ends. When I found the little guy he was stiff as a board and curved to one side with his nose poked into the open end of the sponge. His head was in there all the way back to his gills.

Maybe he had already been dead and got pulled into the pre-filter, but Iím worried about the 4 budd