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Old 03-30-2010, 06:52 PM   #1 
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HELP!!! Betta jumped out and dried up, still alive, what should I do?

He's back in water, but he looks a little sad.
I couldn't find him in his tub and I searched the area all around. Then I noticed him lying on a place mat a foot and a half away from his water. I thought he was dead, he looked very dry and mummified and I was really sad. Then he thrashed and I started screaming bloody murder because it scared the crap out of me. I quickly put him back in the water with a little salt and some slime coat.
Anything else I should do?
He was out of water probably at least an hour or two, not really sure He's not swimming around, but he's still alive.
His eyes look hazy and his fins are very clamped.

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Old 03-30-2010, 06:55 PM   #2 
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oh no =[ how long was he actually out for? Is he still swimming fairly well? How does he look "sad"?
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:57 PM   #3 
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Probably at least an hour or two. He's not swimming around, but he's still alive.
His eyes look hazy and his fins are very clamped.
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:56 PM   #4 
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Try as best you can!

Aquarium salt, and daily water changes (but try not to stress him out~). I would say get some medication at the ready, won't be surprising if you need it.

Best of luck.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:43 PM   #5 
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Ok, he's in aquarium salt, and a shallow tank (he was in it before because he has sbd). He doesn't look fantastic, but he's alive still. I guess I'll have to put the cover on tighter :P What kind of medication do you think I might need? I currently have on hand maracyn, nox-ich, and junge fungus eliminator.

Oh I also put some NovAqua+ in, which has echinacea, vitamins, and anti- virus and harmful bacteria protection. It says it also replaces slime coat, but so does the Prime put in there.

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Old 03-30-2010, 08:47 PM   #6 
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Hmm sounds like you have the basic meds needed, unless he gets something really bad. I think you're doing all you can do for him right now, just keep his water super clean, keep him in a dark, calm atmosphere to reduce stress. Aquarium salt and stress coat are both good as well, it'll help him feel better. Other than that, just pray I guess. I had a fish do that and he's alive and well now, and I just did the same things you're doing. So good luck...
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1-2 hours and he is alive? WOW i did not think fish could live that long out of water, what a trooper! He will come around!
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:54 PM   #8 
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Alright, thanks :)
I always do everything I can for my fishies when they don't feel good. Or do something stupid :P
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:30 PM   #9 
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Hehe, I guess I should've said "get ready to buy some meds." Just in case he catches something.

DarthMaul, it's probably because of their labrynth organs! Since their main, and first, source of oxygen is directly from the air.
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i know this but still, that is LONG time out of water, even for a betta haha
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