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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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So, i didn't 100% know all the betta caring things as i do now. but in September; Zuko(my male red veiltail) jumped. I was so upset. So, i was changing his water and i didn't have all the supplies i do now, and he was in an oval shaped container and i filled it up a little too high... then i transfered him from his tank to this container so i could do a water change.. i had to transfer him to a smaller container so i coulld put that tiny amount of tank water in and when i was trying to get him into the cup he jumped to oppisite way and landed on the towel on my dresser that i layed out!!! i was screaming for my sister cause i thought he was gunna die and i was trying to grab him and he was slippery. he was staring at me and breathing hard. i grabbed him by his tail and plopped him into the cup and started crying... then my sis FINALLY arrived and everything already happened. he was still alive, but had a torn and ripped tail. Memories i wonder if he remembers or has dreams about that day...

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I hope he does well. Thats why Bettas always need a lid. Carters never jumped even though there have been many chances. I choose to not take him out during water changes.
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it's so hard though cause i don't have a gravel vaccum so i usually get him out so i scrub the gravel. -.- urgh. i just did a 100% change the other day and he was breathing SO hard. how do you change his water with him in it?!?! plz tell :3

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It's okay hun. Don't worry so much about it okay? Have you thought about maybe doing small daily water changes to keep from having to take him out?

Here is a great trick my friend taught me for gravel cleaning. Small tanks with gravel can be vaccumed very easily using a turkey baster! You can buy a new one (don't want it to be used) for only $1. I still use mine to spot clean small messes in my big tank.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Red face

i have my 3 new neon tetras in a different and small container cause i'm treating them for worms and to remove their waste everyday i use that medicine dispenser the pharmacies used to give for kid's antibiotics LOL

hmmmm and should i like stir up the water near the gravel to get the waste up and then use the thing?

and thanks :3 his tail never fully healed cause ever since that incident he tail bites

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