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Old 06-02-2012, 10:22 PM   #1 
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How I cup my fish

After seeing a few thread where people have trouble cupping their fish, I decided to show how I cup mine. I always feed them in their cups.


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Skip to the end lol, for this girl couldn't figure out why she cant simply swim straight through the plastic for the first 40 seconds or so.

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This makes water changes infinitely easier.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:47 PM   #2 
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Some of my bettas I use a shallow clear bowl they sit in it others I cup, and others I have to herd with the net into a container.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:28 PM   #3 
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lol, It was funny imagining you doing that. I'm glad I have two nice little fishies that are so obedient :)
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #4 
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Red acts like a baby And he's a slippery little bugger hehe
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #5 
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That poor girl. "the cup!!! its like right there but I cannot reach it!!!" **swims around** "oh! theres da hole!!"
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Wow..Aokashi, your fish are sooo cooperative..I wish you could do that for Sammy..lol..now I see what type of cup your using too.. and I don't have that kind..so I use a longer cup..so afraid if he jumps out..so I have one that once he's in then I try to work as fast as I can so he won't jump out..my biggest fear, but when I get him in a baggie I already have a smaller tank ready to let him rest in, so if in case there are prob=s along the way..and takes more time to get things done..(oh boy) especially if I miss the reg change time..spose to be tonight..:( not looking foward to it..

Also being that I have a Cylindrical tank, ugg,.makes it even worse..going all the way down..but with most of the water out..before I start..Thanks for doing that video..that was great!!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:01 PM   #7 
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@sena : My babies will always be babies to me :D even when they grow into old toothless fish :) I have yet to name them though >.>

@ fishyfishy, Lol! I know right. And sometimes she'll just sit there with her face pressed to the outside plastic going, ok I'm ready! Take me up!
And I'll be all like, but you're still OUTSIDE the cup you silly goose
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:02 PM   #8 
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Wow..Aokashi, your fish are sooo cooperative..I wish you could do that for Sammy..lol..now I see what type of cup your using too.. and I don't have that kind..so I use a longer cup..so afraid if he jumps out..so I have one that once he's in then I try to work as fast as I can so he won't jump out..my biggest fear, but when I get him in a baggie I already have a smaller tank ready to let him rest in, so if in case there are prob=s along the way..and takes more time to get things done..(oh boy) especially if I miss the reg change time..spose to be tonight..:( not looking foward to it..

Also being that I have a Cylindrical tank, ugg,.makes it even worse..going all the way down..but with most of the water out..before I start..Thanks for doing that video..that was great!!!
like an actual cup you drink from?
you can use the cup they came in from the petstore
you could also use a sandwhich baggie if your just doing a water change


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fishyfishy, Lol! I know right. And sometimes she'll just sit there with her face pressed to the outside plastic going, ok I'm ready! Take me up!
And I'll be all like, but you're still OUTSIDE the cup you silly goose
ROFL
priceless...shes a special one
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #9 
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aokashi, you have it down to an art! It helps when you don't have to be fast about what you're doing, because the fishes comply so willingly. They really seem to look forward to the emergence of the cup. Thanks for sharing this with us--it gives us hope.
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aokashi, you have it down to an art! It helps when you don't have to be fast about what you're doing, because the fishes comply so willingly. They really seem to look forward to the emergence of the cup. Thanks for sharing this with us--it gives us hope.
It's easy to teach too
When I tried with Spike I used his food to lure him into the cup/when I let him out I gave him another pellet.
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