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Ghosts in the machine.

Posted By: Martin Thoene <past1@sympatico.ca>
Date: Thursday, 2 May 2002, at 10:49 a.m.

Decided to utilise part of my day off today cleaning cannister filters. I clean them in the bath and having previously watched helplessly as a baby Pseudogastromyzon cheni dissapeared down the plug-hole, I decided THIS time to put in the plug before I emptied the Fluval 203 cannister from the River-Tank.

Good move! There were about 20 fry in the filter. I THINK they are Liniparhomaloptera disparis, because I can't see any barring at this small size, whereas cheni tend to display markings. I had to run more water into the bath so that I could successfully net them out and put them back in the tank. They all dived for cover in the gravel.

Maybe I ought to put a sponge on the intake