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Old 12-26-2010, 10:39 AM   #1 
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Sos! Emergency!

I just got up and went to check on Bee... his tail somehow got sucked into the filter and he was stuck there, floating, looking dead... I got his fin out and brought him up to the surface for some air in my hand; I thought he was dead... he might still be.

I still have him in my hand, just below the surface so that he's in the water but I can bring him up to get some air every few seconds. His back fin is torn terribly, he isn'tmoving at all, but when I submerge him, he turns rightside up... then sinks.

WHAT SHOULD i DO?
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:42 AM   #2 
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put him in a small container with enough water to cover him (same water from his tank.)

but just enough to cover him, not a lot so he can get oxygen from the air.
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:48 AM   #3 
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I just did what you said... Unfortunately, he's still not moving at all. I don't see him breathing, either... but he's still rightside up....
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:51 AM   #4 
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so he's not on his side? i'm sorry, i'm not quiet sure what to tell you to do next :(
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:57 AM   #5 
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No, he's not on his side or belly-up... But he's slanted at a downward angle, head down tail up. He hasn't moved in a while; I'm not seeing any eye movement and his mouth has been open for a while too...

All I ever wanted was for him to be happy, healthy, and comfortable... I never meant for this to happen..
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:59 AM   #6 
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Pretty much what Fredy said, just make sure you float the container in his tank so he can be kept at the tanks temperature. Adding a very small pinch of aquarium salt might help him breathe a bit easier.
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:03 AM   #7 
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it's not your fault, BettaBee.
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:10 AM   #8 
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Still no change; he hasn't moved at all and it still doesn't look like he's breathing... but don't fish float belly-up when they pass away? I'm holding out hope because his belly is still facing the bottom of the tank...

Is there any kind of CPR-like thing I can do? Like putting the tiniest bit of pressure somewhere quickly a few times to jumpstart his heart?
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:19 PM   #9 
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He passed.

I tried so hard to keep him happy, comfortable, and healthy. I hope he's in a wonderful place now.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:53 PM   #10 
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I'm sorry, BettaBee. You did everything you could for him.
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