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Old 10-25-2009, 02:24 PM   #1 
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Angry OMG Help!

My three year old just came in and told me that a fish was dead and I jumped up and ran in to see Butch my newest sitting on the counter where I had left him still in his little cup with NO water. Devin must have dropped it and cracked the cup then set him back up there. I have no idea how long he was out of water. I thought for sure he was dead, but he twitched so I put water in the cup with one hand (of course it was just draining out) and got the little tank ready and put him that. ...he seems lethargic, but alive. I didnt put anything in the new tank cause I didnt have time... should I wait and see... will he be okay?
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:51 PM   #2 
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Ya he should be, my first female jumped out every water change until I put her in a community tank. Just don't mess with him for about a day.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:54 PM   #3 
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Okay. He seems a little more active... I just panicked cause I've never had one out of water before
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:04 PM   #4 
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Oh yikes! Hope he's okay. I think as long as he doesn't get stressed too badly he should be fine...
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:32 PM   #5 
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i had one that landed on the floor as i was bringin him in the house, cracked the cup and out he went. i got him in and he was fine within hours thankfully, pretty hardy lil guys
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:44 PM   #6 
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I really hope so. I don't know how long he was out of water. I mean there was absolutely no water left in his cup.... here I thought I would save him from the dreaded Walmart death and my kid breaks his cup...what crappy luck for him. He has perked up a little. He seems to have labored breathing and he is still just moping around.
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:46 PM   #7 
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Luckily bettas can live up to 5 hours out of the water.
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:13 PM   #8 
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As long as they don't dry out.
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:21 PM   #9 
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Oh okay.... that's a relief, when I first saw him, I thought for sure he was dead. Then when I picked up the cup he flipped for a second. There was no water, but he definitely wasn't dry, he still looked slimy. Thanks for all your advice guys! I'll post again in a few hours and let you know how he is doing.

On a higher note during this crazy almost tragic experience. I noticed today that Rosalie's fins have almost completely grown back out since her fight with the other girls!
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:15 PM   #10 
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yay rosalie!
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