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Old 07-10-2012, 12:01 AM   #1 
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Hey guys!

I scoured the Internet & could not find one good response to my question!

I had rubbed in some lotion on my hands prior to feeding my fish (about an hour or so after applying the lotion) & I completely forgot!

Only my fingertips touched the surface a little, until I realized what I had done.

Will he die or be very sick???

Help!
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:14 AM   #2 
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It was only your fingertips that touched your betta's water all will be fine. If your really concerned that the lotion will affect your fish do a partial water change to ease your conscience.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:18 AM   #3 
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It was only your fingertips that touched your betta's water all will be fine. If your really concerned that the lotion will affect your fish do a partial water change to ease your conscience.
Thank you so much! In the future, if I'm stupid enough to do a little bit MORE than my fingertips, do partial water changes cure all?
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:28 AM   #4 
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We have all done that. Sometimes I wash my hands with dish washing liquid and then question if I have washed them well enough to prevent my betta's from getting sick. Partial water changes are more for you to ease your mind and give you peace
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:57 AM   #5 
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Pfft the first night I got Donald I dropped him in the sink that had Scrubbing Bubbles in it... He's still alive and happy. :P Bettas are survivors.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:52 AM   #6 
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Wow, Purple! I think that the sink is one of the most scariest, riskiest places for a betta to go flopping along! Thank you for telling me the tale of your little betta mishap... I feel relatable now! ;D & Kenny G, I'm glad you could assure me! I feel better!
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:57 AM   #7 
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I have done that plenty of times. They eat and go on their merry way
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:07 AM   #8 
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Did the same thing last Sunday. I was worrying for two days afterwards, but my betta is perfectly fine. You shouldn't worry too much unless he shows overt signs of poisoning (gasping, rapid gill movement, clamped fins, etc). If he does, heaven forbid, do a water change immediately.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:27 AM   #9 
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Did the same thing last Sunday. I was worrying for two days afterwards, but my betta is perfectly fine. You shouldn't worry too much unless he shows overt signs of poisoning (gasping, rapid gill movement, clamped fins, etc). If he does, heaven forbid, do a water change immediately.
Agree. Most of these fish can take a huge beating and pull through.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:10 AM   #10 
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I did that multiple times with my old fish Tengshugh (R.I.P). Even dropped him in a soapy sink too a couple times. He lived five and a half years.
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