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Old 2012-08-29, 9:32am
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Default Koi Fish stuck on rod Help?

Here's my first Koi fish I love him but as you look at the pictures you can set just a dark spot where his tail is turned. I think the bead realease broke as I was trying to turn the tail. Looks like bare rod...
Any, any thing I can do to get it off the rod? Or am I sunk.


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Old 2012-08-29, 9:51am
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Sometimes putting it in the freezer can make the metal rod contract more than the glass.

If saving the fish for you is the goal, I may bend the mandrel a few inches away from the fish, and make him a swimmy plant decoration.

It is always a beautiful one that gets stuck. He is very cute.
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Old 2012-08-29, 11:31am
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I think the hook is stuck. Just add a rod and you'll have a cute chatchki! or however that's spelled.
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Old 2012-08-29, 11:54am
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Thank you Pittsglass, that worked by putting in the freezer!! Yeah
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Old 2012-08-29, 2:20pm
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Was just going to add- only put him in the freezer IF he has been annealed!!
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Old 2012-08-29, 2:30pm
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Woo hoo! Fishy is free!
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Old 2012-08-29, 4:43pm
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Nice fish!
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Old 2012-08-30, 3:36pm
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Did you use the freezer technique? How long did you leave it in there?
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Old 2012-08-30, 3:38pm
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He is so pretty...what'd you do?
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She did put it in the freezer, not sure how long in this case.

I usually put them in the freezer for 30-60 min. That is, unless I forget what I was doing, in which case it is in there until the next time I need a fruit pop
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She did put it in the freezer, not sure how long in this case.

I usually put them in the freezer for 30-60 min. That is, unless I forget what I was doing, in which case it is in there until the next time I need a fruit pop


I don't go in my freezer much so sometimes I'll find a poor frozen month old bead but they're always OK and they come right off. I love the freezer trick.
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Old 2012-09-05, 2:55pm
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I am glad I am not the only one who can forget that I was trying to save that bead At least that has far less perils than putting a soda in the freezer for a quick cool. That one is always messy, lol!
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