Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
When i did the first water change for Tenshi in the 4 gallon tank, i put him in a cup that i shouldnt have filled up too much. Not having prepped water for the water change, i left him in the cup while the heater in the cube warms up the water. It was taking a while so i decided to make a quick run to the aquarium shop nearby to get some supplies. I ended up talking to the shopkeeper for a while and came back about 45 mins - an hour later.
I walked into my room and checked on Nibblez in his tank and then walked over to the cup Tenshi was in. The cup still had water but Tenshi wasnt inside, so i thought i might have put him in already, i was looking left and right but i couldnt see him. I started panicking and fearing the worst. I looked everywhere, on the carpet , next to the table, under the table, i still couldnt find him. I calmed myself down and scanned the area, thats when i saw him more than 3 ft away from where the table is. I was absolutely freaked out, he was just lying there motionless.
I was so sad, he was so beautiful and i only had him for a week. Absolutely overcome by the feeling of loosing a pet that I have just become so attached to. i just rushed to pick him up, and next thing i knew, he started wriggling in my hands. Overcome by adrenaline, i dashed over to the 4gal tank with him and put him into the tank. He darted straight towards the driftwood and hid underneath and hid there for about 2 hours or so while i monitored him closely the whole time with the lights off. He has a few carpet strand stuck on him which after he started coming out, he just started rubbing all the leaves to clean himself... Dumb boy had me freaked out and giving me a heart attack, i really thought i had lost him.