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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Lila Jumped.

I was away for the weekend and I came home this afternoon and the first thing I did was feed my fish. Except I couldn't find Lila. She's in a 5 gallon, and she's small but she usually swims up to the front when I come in the room. So I took the hood off, and I was looking all over the tank from every direction, but I couldn't find her... then I saw her on the floor all dried up.
I'm so sad!! I don't know why she jumped! She never jumped before, and the opening in the back of the hood is small. I noticed the opening in the betta log was lined up with the opening in the back of the hood, but I don't know why she would have jumped out! I'm just sad and confused and I feel really bad.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 03:31 PM
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Oh....so sorry for your loss. Betta hugs from me and Sparkle to you.
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I'm very sorry for your loss.

It is instinctual for Betta fish to jump... many people learn this the hard way. I know I have. That is why they must have a lid on their tank and all openings covered. I use plastic craft mesh, cut to size, and tape it on the lid to cover any holes.

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So sorry for your loss :(. I had 2 bettas jumped. First one jumped because i put another betta that i just bought in small container, so i guess he got excited and jumped . I couldn't save him. Another one now is about 4.5 years old i heard him and pick him up right away. So it happened. btw first betta had a lid on his bowl .
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Thanks everyone. Thanks LionCalie for the tip about the craft mesh.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 09:58 PM
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I am so sorry! :( Me and Honeycomb give you are prayers, may Lila S.I.P

(swim in peace) under rainbow bridge :(

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i'm so sorry for your loss. we almost had a situation like that earlier this week, the way our Eric's tank is made, there's a notch in the top for the filter to poke through, but normally it takes up nearly the entire hole. that evening, however, the filter slid down into the tank during a water change, and before we noticed it had slid we heard a loud flapping sound from his tank and saw him clear an inch of air outside the top before falling back in. now we're paranoid and have old betta-seller cups covering the notch, the feeding hole, and even the tiny notch for the airline tube to come out of.

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger-all down here on Earth.

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I'm sorry for your loss. S.I.P. Lila. May you enjoy yourself in the waters of the rainbow bridge. :')

Over hundreds of bettas die in their small, dirty cups each day. Only you can help them live. Research and then save them, today!
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I am so sorry.

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