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    Stuck pleco

    Fern
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    Post by Fern on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:00 pm

    So yesterday I was rooting about in my discus tank cleaning out some dead plant leaves. I noticed that my trident fern and java moss stick was fairly overgrown so I pulled it out to trim it up. Thank god I did!!! My big male long fin bristlenose pleco was very very tangled in the moss! Took a bit of scissor work to get him free but he seem ok if a little traumatized.

    Moral of the story; Don't let you java moss grow out of hand in any tank that has bottom dwellers with hard spines!
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    Post by snookemz on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:01 pm

    geez Fern - that must have been one hell of an overgrowth!!! Were you trimming for my package? lol
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    Post by Fern on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:23 pm

    I was trimming it down in general, ya it was a tangled mess. Ripped most of the moss off.
    Yes you did get some trident fern and java moss, the rest landed in a fry tank to deal with later.
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    Post by Barnacle on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:31 pm

    I had a cichlid get stuck in a conch shell once.When he came out, he just swam in circles for about 4 hrs.Next day he was fine.
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    Post by H2O Nyck on Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:11 pm

    That must have really been a jungle!!! good part is you saved him!
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    Post by FishVixen on Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:53 am

    Death by moss! The venus flytrap of the tank. ROFL
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    Post by Ben on Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:04 am

    Atleast you were able to save him.
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    Post by Fern on Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:43 am

    Ya I would have been very sad to lose this boy!
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    Post by FishVixen on Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:16 pm

    OOHH YES!!!!

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