I am seriously thinking about a turkey baster, too. Between watching out for my betta and the frogbit while vacuuming...I thought he went in his cave, but the poor guy was mashed between the gravel that had gotten sucked up and the plastic filter in the vacuum. I hope I got him out in time. He seems to be slowly regaining his normal activity level, and his breathing is returning to normal. I'm slowly adding ES and his water is already tannined.
What should I do about feeding for the next few days? Hold off altogether, feed him smaller meals or stick to something soft? I have frozen bloodworms, Omega One pellets and frozen daphnia.