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Old 11-25-2009, 06:46 PM   #1 
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Thumbs down HOW ON EARTH could this get any worse?!

I was cleaning out Pickles tank today, but not before Nenets.
She was doing good, trying to swim around, looking for food.
So I left with Pickles tank for a out half an hour.
Came back after 15 minutes though to check on the girl, and she was still fine.
So I felt and came back with Pickles tank.
Half way across the room, I notice something off.
I couldnt see Nenet.
So I ran over with the bowl, and she was nowhere to be found (not that there IS anywhere to hide in an undecorated 1 gallon tank, but I saw something move through the bottom.
I nudged it over with my free hand and Nenet was LYING under the tank, flipping around.
I dropped the tank on the ground and picked Nenet up and put her back in,
who immediately went to hide.
I noticed a little white line on her body, so I have yet another wound to care for.
So I cleaned up the mess, put Pickle in, put a little more conditioner in to help ease her stress, and sat down and cried.
I think she was out for a while, maybe 10-15 minutes.
The thing I dont get is, the water must have been 3 inches from the top of the tank!
I didnt have a lid on, Becuase I didnt think she could jump that high, but I guess she did.
Awh, Im so nervous.
When I turned off the light to see how she would react, she came out and started darting everywhere.
She was hitting the tank and just freaking out.
She had stress stripes no doubt for the 2nd time since I got her.
This ust makes everything worse.

Could someone throw out a few tips or advice please?
I litteraly hyperventilated in my room for 10 minutes beforecalming down.
Its been about half an hour to an hour since this happened.
I wouldve posted sooner but I was busy cleaning up.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:49 PM   #2 
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I'm sorry, I have no idea, but I hope things start to get better for you ):
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:50 PM   #3 
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Oh my gosh!!! How scary!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope she'll be OK! Add salt to her tank if you haven't already. maybe put a dark towel over her tank to keep her calm too.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:35 PM   #4 
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I'm not sure who was more scared - you or the fish? Doggyhog's idea sounds like a good one. Turn the lights off on the tank or wherever she is and let her calm down. Then you can cover yourself in a towel so you can relax too LOL

Hope nothing happened to her.

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Old 11-25-2009, 08:19 PM   #5 
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Lol,
I think I might need that...
But yeah, have her some salt and covered her up.
her tank temp is 75-80 F
Thanks for the tips guys.
If I hadnt been on this forum, Id die.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:22 PM   #6 
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We're always here to help, though it seems I didn't do very much this time ;P
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:59 PM   #7 
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LOL.
Thanks.
Took a peek at her and shes just winding down under her ornament.
Or, well, more like freaking out.
I keep seeing this little white line on her side.
Looks like she scratched herself on her little suicidal fling.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:03 PM   #8 
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Yeah, she may have injured herself. I hope she'll be ok!
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:53 PM   #9 
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I'll pray for the little girl!
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:51 PM   #10 
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My Kristoph did the suicide hop when I was setting up his tank for the first time. Just take a few deep breaths and let her calm down too. It took my guy a day or two to swim around normal again. Just keep an eye on her, extra attention is never a bad thing.
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