Poor thing. Maybe get one of those tubes that are on gravel vacs? They usually have a strainer somewhere in them, and they often have much lower suction around the end than just a hose. They still work just fine, but fish that swim up into the tube can usually get back out, and even if they can't you have time to stop the siphon.
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My current project, a 65 gallon aquarium stocked with vernal pool fauna.