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Old 02-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #1 
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how to cover a hole in the lid?

hi i'm brand new on this board! i'm rachel, nice to meet you!

i recently had a betta for about six or seven months, but one morning i realized he wasn't in his tank. he was dried out on the floor next to my bed instead. so now i've brought home a new one and i would hate for the same thing to happen. what would you suggest i use to cover up the hole?
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #2 
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if its small you could tape tinfoil. welcome to the forum.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:37 PM   #3 
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thank you! i didn't even think of that!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #4 
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I use plastic crafters canvas, like of mesh of small open squares. Can cut easily to the size and shape you need and it is cheap.
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I use plastic crafters canvas, like of mesh of small open squares. Can cut easily to the size and shape you need and it is cheap.
juditko where do you get that at?! that's more of what i was thinking.
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Was the fish completely dried out? D: They can actually live out of water for a while even with the slightest bit of moisture. they will just kind of pass out into a dormant state after a while. I've read online of bettas living out of water for hours but appearing dead, then once you put them in the tank they wake up.
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How Big of a whole can they actually jump out of?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:56 PM   #8 
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Yes Stewart was a dried out crispy fish, it was a terrible thing to wake up to.

I'm not sure what the smallest hole they can jump out of is but the hole in my lid is about an inch in diameter. I've heard of bettas jumping out of a hole the size of a quarter though. ��
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:11 AM   #9 
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random thought... but will a sink plug fit? that would be so cool XD
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:12 AM   #10 
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You can buy the plastic canvas in the craft/sewing section at Walmart or any arts and crafts store. Ask for plastic canvas.
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