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Old 11-21-2010, 06:31 PM   #1 
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Incident during tank cleaning... will Churro be okay now?

I was just cleaning Churro's bowl, and I scooped him up into a little plastic container but then I realized it was way too small so I grabbed a bigger container and tried to scoop some water into it, you know to keep my betta in while I cleaned his bowl and everything. Only the container was so big it wouldn't fit through the top of the bowl. So... I knew I had to get my fish out of the little container so I could use it to dump water into the big container. I tried to scoop him out with his net, but of course, the net didn't fit in his container so I knew I had to just dump him out of the little container back into his bowl. But like most fish, when they're about to be dumped out of a container they rush to the back to fight the current, so most of the water was out by the time my little guy came sliding forward and of course he was in total panic, and flipping everywhere and the opening to his bowl isn't very big so he slid right over the top and started flopping around on my desk, and flopped under my jewelry box... the worst part? my cat was there and heard all the flipping and I was panicking and since he flopped under my jewelry box I had NO clue where he was and I thought oh DARN he might have flopped onto the floor and my cats there... but then I saw the corner of his fins come out from under my jewelry box so I lifted it up, grabbed him and cupped him in my hands, and returned him to his bowl... scary moment o.o he's acting normal now and he was only out of water for like, 15 seconds, but just wanted to make sure he'll be okay?
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:36 PM   #2 
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He should be okay, just a little stressed. All you can do is watch him closely for signs of illness or tail biting. A little aquarium salt might help him relax and boost his immune system but he'll probably be fine without it.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:01 PM   #3 
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I gave him some salt a few minutes after he was back in (:
He's always rushing around, and he is now, I think he'll be alright...
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:21 PM   #4 
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oh my gosh, that is too scary! i'm so glad he's ok!!
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:36 PM   #5 
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one time I was changing my bettas water so I put him in a bowl and he got scared of something so he jumped out and fell on the floor which was about two feet high... I was so scared cuz when I pt him back he was just lying in the bottom but after an hour he was fine with just a tiny rip in his fin.... bettas sure can give us heart attacks! lols
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:11 PM   #6 
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It's just one of the joys of caring for Bettas
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:59 PM   #7 
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Oh wow, I'm glad he's ok! I would have died!
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:24 PM   #8 
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I knocked one of mine onto the floor one time when I was cleaning his tank. He fell about 4 feet and went under my dresser. The cup he was in broke and I had to look around for something to put him in but first I had to pick him up with my hands and put him back in his tank. He was fine but it scared the daylights out of me!!
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:05 AM   #9 
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I know, betta can drive you crazy like that...good to hear that he's okay though.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:44 AM   #10 
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I'm glad that little guy is okay, one of my favorite bettas on the forum! <3
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