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Old 05-07-2013, 03:01 PM   #1 
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I woke up this morning to my male betta Benny on the floor! He looked dead, and I immediately scooped him up and put him back into his tank. When I put Benny in his tank, he sank all the way to the bottom and he wasn't moving. My heart sank at that moment and I almost threw up because I was so horrified. Finally after 1 minute he started swimming but he looked horrible. Benny is still swimming but the end of his body and tail look a little white. Is this a bad sign? And if it is a bad sign, is there any way that I can save him or nurse him back to normal?
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:35 AM   #2 
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I woke up this morning to my male betta Benny on the floor! He looked dead, and I immediately scooped him up and put him back into his tank. When I put Benny in his tank, he sank all the way to the bottom and he wasn't moving. My heart sank at that moment and I almost threw up because I was so horrified. Finally after 1 minute he started swimming but he looked horrible. Benny is still swimming but the end of his body and tail look a little white. Is this a bad sign? And if it is a bad sign, is there any way that I can save him or nurse him back to normal?
Hopefully he makes a full recovery, but keep an eye on him for health issues that may arise from the stress of his accident. Oh, and please keep a cover on his tank! Bettas are real jumpers, as you found out.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:08 AM   #3 
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How is he doing now?
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:19 AM   #4 
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He ended up dying around 9:00 pm. The incident happened early this morning and my tank had a cover, but I guess he jumped out through his feeding whole. I'm so sad! I knew he wasn't going to make it when I seen his body turning white. . .

Thanks for your response.

RIP Benny :(
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I'm sorry.... SIP Benny.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:41 PM   #6 
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He ended up dying around 9:00 pm. The incident happened early this morning and my tank had a cover, but I guess he jumped out through his feeding whole. I'm so sad! I knew he wasn't going to make it when I seen his body turning white. . .

Thanks for your response.

RIP Benny :(
So sorry to hear that.....some bettas end up recovering quite well after jumping, even if they look quite dried out.....I sure hoped yours was one of the ones that made it through.
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