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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-20-2010, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Angel gave me a heart attack last night...

I was feeding the girls and Angle jumped OUT of her tank! Then before I could get the net she fell onto the floor. (I cannot pick up a fish with my bare hands, freaks me out.. Weird I know.) I got her in the net and and put her back in her tank. For a minute I thought I was going to lose her. She's fine now, but the girl has got to stop jumping!!!!!!!! It scares me so bad! I hope she learned her lesson!

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-20-2010, 09:02 AM
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It's so scary when fish jump out of their tanks. o.o I have quite a few jumpers, and I get heart-attacks too. (Not literally of course, lol.) I'm glad Angel's okay though!


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Glad she's okay! Ugh, I hate it when I have jumpers. The sorority girls have developed a bad habit of it, though none of them have jumped all the way out. And you're right--bettas are slimy. *shudders* lol


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i am glad she is okay. i guess they jump in thailand, so it is just their nature....

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I'm glad she's ok! Oddly enough (knock on wood) I've never had a jumper. The only one was Chaos who jumped out of the cup and landed on the desk (fell about 6") because he didn't want to go in the net to go in his new tank. I've never had anyone jump out of the tank though.

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-bettas are slimy. *shudders* lol
for a short time, i had my betta in a 1 gallon glass jar. i had just finished cleaning it and it was sitting on the bathroom counter directly in front of the sink. the whole thing slid backwards into the sing and shattered! Riley was swimming around in a sink full of broken glass!!! ahhhhhhh!!! i had to reach in and pick him up with my bare hands and find some conditioned water to put him in! i think it was his labyrinth organ that saved his life while i was running around screaming! riley now resides in a plastic critter keeper thingy.

another time i was at petsmart looking at bettas, and accidentally knocked one of the cups off the shelf! it broke, and the betta was flopping around on the floor! i picked it up and started screaming, "HELP!!!! I HAVE A FISH IN MY HAND THE CUP BROKE!!!!". luckily, they got him in water quick enough. again, i think the labyrinth saved him.

and i agree, bettas are slimy!
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another time i was at petsmart looking at bettas, and accidentally knocked one of the cups off the shelf! it broke, and the betta was flopping around on the floor! i picked it up and started screaming, "HELP!!!! I HAVE A FISH IN MY HAND THE CUP BROKE!!!!". luckily, they got him in water quick enough. again, i think the labyrinth saved him.
LMAO that is to funny. I would probably have bought the betta, because I would have felt bad.

I had a couple jump when I was feeding. Knock on wood I haven't lost any of them.

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I agree that their librenth organ saven them.
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I love touching slimy fish , but I rarely ever do because I don't want to get rid of their slime coat.

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Just remember that if you ever do have to pick up a fish, make sure to wet your hands first. I would also add some stress coat to its water for a few days after falling just to help it regain its slime coat faster.

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