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Old 03-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #1 
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Sip :(

I dont name my fish because I find that old wives tale to be true in my case, but this girl was one of my favorites. She was one of the only 2 blue grizzled HM girls that I was planning to keep, and she was always soo excited to see me, or the food she knew I was about to feed....Normally she'd nip at my fingers trying to tell me (in my mind) "Mom!! I'm hungry! Hurry up and give me my food!!" and I thought it was the cutest little thing.

Today, that same bossyness, turned out to be the death of her :(
I was standing over the tank trying to find the 4 new BNP's not planning to feed her, and she got a little too impatient with me and ended up jumping out of the tank and into my w/c bucket. Normally I have some water in there to top off the tanks when needed, but not today...I heard her hit the bottom and knew it wasnt going to be good. I got her out of the bucket and back into the tank as fast as I could (within a couple of seconds) and she looked like she was paralyzed and floated straight to the bottom. I saw her kick her tail a few times but knew she couldnt get too far so I moved her into a cup with a low water level hoping that'd help her until she came out of shock, but sadly, when I checked up on her about 10 minutes later she was already dead. I feel terrible about it. I loved her personality....I wish I could have done more...

If anything I did was incorrect, or anyone can think of anything else I could have done...PLEASE let me know! In case this ever happens I'd really like to be better prepared for it. I do have a couple other jumpers, but they have never jumped outside of the tank, and the ones that have have died before I've found them.

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Old 03-21-2013, 12:00 AM   #2 
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So sorry. Nothing you could have done about it. Was she from your spawn?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:12 AM   #3 
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I am very, very sorry for your loss. She was so gorgeous. SIP.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:35 AM   #4 
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Nope, not one from my spawn. They are still super tiny. She was one that I bought a while ago as a package of 6 on AB, she wasn't anything real special color or form-wise, but she had personality for days! I am going to miss her.

It's kind of relieving to know that there wasn't anything more I could have done, but sad at the same time...
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:54 AM   #5 
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I'm so sorry this happened to you. I use to have a set up, that I have since sold, that was a bunch of plastic containers. In one corner, I cut a hole that was about the size of a nickle that I would feed them through so I didn't have toopen the tops everytime. Can you believe I still had some jump! I could not believe that they managed to jump through that small hole in the corner! I'm so sorry for your lose.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:50 PM   #6 
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I'm so sorry. She sounds like a wonderful girl.
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