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Solved Found an old friend today !!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Roman, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Roman Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    I was cleaning my lights when I thought I saw a fish in my overflow. It was my yellow belly regal tang. I probably haven’t saw him for a better part of a year. His color has faded and looks pretty beat up but he is swimming around now and eating like a pig. He is around 6 inches long , pretty thin and having to swim around two pipes in an overflow for so long having to eat whatever flowed into it is pretty amazing how he survived.
     
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  2. clown man Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    That's horrible glad hes still alive.im sure you will get him healthy agian
     
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  3. DangerJ Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Des Moines, IA
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    :jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:

    That's amazing!

    In college I had drained my FW tank down to gravel and about two inches of water as I moved all the livestock back home with me for the summer. I came back late July to find my missing tiger botia laying in a 1" puddle in a recess of the gravel. I think it had been living underneath some rockwork and I missed it. It lived for years after that.
     
  4. Pygmey Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    Herman's favorite fish :)
     
  5. Roman Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    Yes it was!!!
    Looking better today and still eating like a pig.
     
  6. DangerJ Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Des Moines, IA
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    Roman you'll have to keep this thread updated, I would love to see the rejuvenation progress of that guy. What an awesome find.
     
  7. nickbuol Here fishy, fishy, fishy...

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    Marion, IA
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    Congrats on finding an old friend again...
     
  8. Sponge Expert Reefkeeper Sponsor

    Marshalltown, IA
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    oh Wow! Yay! That's quite a miracle! I've had fish end up in the overflows but never one that size! I am so happy for both of you!
     
  9. Maureen Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Urbandale, IA
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    I had the same thing happen with one of my snowflake ocellaris. I thought he was dead, then months later I found him in the overflow. Like yours he looked pale and was really going after the food when he got out. He is fine now.
     
  10. Roman Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    Just an update. Still eating really good and starting to color back up
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019

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