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Old 09-30-2012, 02:02 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Lila Jumped.

I was away for the weekend and I came home this afternoon and the first thing I did was feed my fish. Except I couldn't find Lila. She's in a 5 gallon, and she's small but she usually swims up to the front when I come in the room. So I took the hood off, and I was looking all over the tank from every direction, but I couldn't find her... then I saw her on the floor all dried up.
I'm so sad!! I don't know why she jumped! She never jumped before, and the opening in the back of the hood is small. I noticed the opening in the betta log was lined up with the opening in the back of the hood, but I don't know why she would have jumped out! I'm just sad and confused and I feel really bad.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:31 PM   #2 
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Oh....so sorry for your loss. Betta hugs from me and Sparkle to you.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:34 PM   #3 
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:05 PM   #4 
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I'm very sorry for your loss.

It is instinctual for Betta fish to jump... many people learn this the hard way. I know I have. That is why they must have a lid on their tank and all openings covered. I use plastic craft mesh, cut to size, and tape it on the lid to cover any holes.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:20 PM   #5 
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So sorry for your loss :(. I had 2 bettas jumped. First one jumped because i put another betta that i just bought in small container, so i guess he got excited and jumped . I couldn't save him. Another one now is about 4.5 years old i heard him and pick him up right away. So it happened. btw first betta had a lid on his bowl .
Sorry :(
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:26 PM   #6 
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Thanks everyone. Thanks LionCalie for the tip about the craft mesh.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:58 PM   #7 
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I am so sorry! :( Me and Honeycomb give you are prayers, may Lila S.I.P

(swim in peace) under rainbow bridge :(
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:58 PM   #8 
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i'm so sorry for your loss. we almost had a situation like that earlier this week, the way our Eric's tank is made, there's a notch in the top for the filter to poke through, but normally it takes up nearly the entire hole. that evening, however, the filter slid down into the tank during a water change, and before we noticed it had slid we heard a loud flapping sound from his tank and saw him clear an inch of air outside the top before falling back in. now we're paranoid and have old betta-seller cups covering the notch, the feeding hole, and even the tiny notch for the airline tube to come out of.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #9 
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I'm sorry for your loss. S.I.P. Lila. May you enjoy yourself in the waters of the rainbow bridge. :')
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:45 AM   #10 
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I am so sorry.
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