How to keep fish from getting into skimmer?


Donna Saverino MI

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I just lost a fish to my skimmer. Has anyone had the same problem and how did you stop it from happing again. My water just happed to be down a bit and I was going to bring it up a little. That's when I noticed one fish missing. It’s been over a month with these fish and this is the first time that it happened. He must have suffered for a long time. Poor thing. Thanks for your suggestions.
 
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I just lost a fish to my skimmer. Has anyone had the same problem and how did you stop it from happing again. My water just happed to be down a bit and I was going to bring it up a little. That's when I noticed one fish missing. It’s been over a month with these fish and this is the first time that it happened. He must have suffered for a long time. Poor thing. Thanks for your suggestions.
I have a Savio skimmer and it has a flap that supposed to keep them out....... but sometimes small ones would get in.....I make it a habit to check my skimmer every day......bet I have rescued over a hundred frogs over the last 3 years....LoL
 
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I too have a Savio skimmer. I took put a narrow diameter piece of PVC, wedged across the weir.......stuff still floats over the top os it, but my larger koi can not get in.

If you google DIY PVC skimmer guards, you'll find several examples.
 
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