Earlier tonight I had to remove a second fish from the air filter in the fish tank. I had a similar issue not so long ago when the other original pet goldfish died and blocked the 'in' vent.
This time, the fish got stuck in the 'in' vent before it died. I believe it did it on purpose. We managed to release it while it was still alive, but it looked very poorly when major was going to bed. Before he went to sleep, son informed me that if it died, he would have a private funeral this time - he would flush it down the toilet himself.
It has since passed away.
The thing is, it's stuck behind the air pump. Ah well, the problem is now my husbands. I am in charge of counselling, he is in charge of dead fish.