Ugh, I had a close call today!
I was changing Victor's water, so I put him in a Tupperware bowl while I cleaned the tank. I was trying to fish him out with the net and put him in his clean tank like I always do, when Victor decided to be ESPECIALLY stubborn.
After trying for a minute or so to get him out with the net, I started to get really upset because Victor was obviously angry and stressed, and I felt like a bad person for making him so upset.
Then my boyfriend says, "Hey, let me try!" So I gave him a shot, and the next thing I know, a piece of fin is floating in the bowl
Don't think I didn't give him the worse look in the world
Then I start freaking out, waving my arms around yelling "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, VICTOR!!!" I shove my boyfriend out of the way and take the net. In the midst of my freak-out, I literally take my finger and put it on Victor's head and shove him into the net, scratching his head in the process.... I just HAD to get him back in that tank before worse things happened!
The little guy's fine, besides a scale and a small fin piece, but boy do I feel like a lousy fish owner!