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Old 12-01-2007, 09:16 PM   #1 
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my fish bowl broke!!! i managed to save him but...

i managed to save him and all but his tail list color and hes just layin there at the bottom of the bowl
is that norma?
im soo scared right now
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:31 AM   #2 
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Is the new water you put him in straight from the tap? If so, there might be chlorine or other chemicals in the water which might be "shocking" your fish, in a sense.

Even if it's not this, your fish may be just reacting from the trauma of the accident, in which case he'll probably perk up in a little while, at most a few days, I'm sure.

If you suspect it might be the chlorine, take some water in a pot and leave it out overnight for the chlorine to evaporate. Then, change your fishies water bit by bit with the dechlorinated stuff. Make sure you do it gradually to avoid shocking your fish more.

Good luck, I hope for the best with you and your Betta. :)
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:43 AM   #3 
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Re: my fish bowl broke!!! i managed to save him but...

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i managed to save him and all but his tail list color and hes just layin there at the bottom of the bowl
is that norma?
im soo scared right now
Never owned a betta but from what I have heard they do quite well even after landing on the floor. In fact I've heard of people coming home to a pretty dry Betta fish on the floor. They just put a little water on them to loosen em up, picked them right off the carpet and plopped it back into the tank and it survived. Give him a day or so, try to make it dark? This will help him relax he should be fine.
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:50 AM   #4 
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I've had several incidents like this with my bettas before. As long as they are damp, they can survive. They have a labyrinth which enables them to survive for a short time outside water.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:29 AM   #5 
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Hey Lupin,
What does a "short time" mean?
Like a few seconds? A few minutes?
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:58 PM   #6 
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he died.............this morning
we had a funeral for him
it was very sad
i had a horrible day
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:01 PM   #7 
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Sorry to hear that, Tomi.
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:03 PM   #8 
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R.I.P little betta fish
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