cleaning up my community sorority, one of my girls (the alpha or the beta girl, she's up in the rankings as far as i can tell) chased the food i was vacuuming up. i yanked the tube up as fast as i could so she'd fall out, as it was one of those 'self starting' vacuums that i always suck on the end to start, but it seemed like forever. she fell back into the tank.
she looks alright, stressed, and she's swimming around with the other girls and the other fish like normal. she also looks beat up, scales missing. I've left her in the community so far, going to check on her every once in awhile.
is the best course of action just to watch her in the big tank? she is probably okay, but i'm paranoid and i feel absolutely TERRIBLE. i have 1 gallon tanks that can be quarantine tanks, but no heater for them.