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Old 06-18-2010, 01:33 PM   #1 
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Picking up fish with your hand,,

I just spilled my bettas cup and had to pick him up with my bare hand, arg, what should I do?
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:35 PM   #2 
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did you put him back in his tank or vase after that i would wash your hands
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:38 PM   #3 
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he looks fine but i probably damaged his slime coat, i'm going to petco now to get slime replacer,,
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:39 PM   #4 
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yes i got him back into water in like 5 seconds..poor guy!
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:41 PM   #5 
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poor guy while your there will you take a look and pics at there hm's?
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:08 PM   #6 
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if you wet your hand first before picking them up this will help avoid damage to their slime coat.
When the slime coat becomes damaged you can add aquarium salt 1tsp/gal for 5-10 days along with daily water changes to help them make a slime coat and avoid a secondary infection, this also depends on the amount of damage or slime coat loss.
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:58 PM   #7 
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Okay, it's poor lil' Phantom, I am doing the aq salt and some nutra fin betta plus with almond leaf extract they seem to really like
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:03 PM   #8 
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poor guy while your there will you take a look and pics at there hm's?
they don't have hms
but I did get pictures of a dead veil tail whose fins were completely missing, obviously he had been abused
I'll be forwarding those to someone
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:55 PM   #9 
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Ohhh... That's really unfortunate... (the dead VT...)
There should be some sort of rule or regulation system when it comes to caring for fish/animals in general in pet stores. And if there are, (I wouldn't know) why the *insert curse here* aren't they being followed?! It's ridiculous how many stories I hear about betta fish being neglected/abused in pet stores. They're really NOT THAT DIFFICULT to take care of. for *curse*'s sake, water changes for those tiny cups take literally a minute to do! How hard is it, really?

Stupid people anger me. Morons who don't do their job, but for some reason still get paid anger me.

*rant over*.

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Old 06-19-2010, 09:13 PM   #10 
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Yeah it's obvious someone either cut all his fins off or was fighting him and his body was on the top of a pyramid of betta cups
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