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Old 01-29-2011, 06:57 PM   #1 
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Thumbs down Comet Update - THE BLUE NET! *dun dun dun!*

Ok, so it was little Comet's first tank cleaning today. I read up online the proper way how to do it. My dad insisted on netting him and putting him in the cup. I said, "Go ahead." And he went right ahead and literally got him into a corner. It started getting rough when he got him into the net. He brought him up so fast that the poor thing flipped out of the net and landed smack dab onto the cold, hard tile floor. He picked him up and put him in the cup like, "Its all good. ."

Yeah, okay. Sure.

Yeah, it WASN'T all good. He pretty much lie motionless on the bottom of his cup. I thought, "Maybe he would swim up to the top for a bloodworm." Nope. He didn't even go up for a bloodworm. I bet some betta owners know what I'm talking about when I say "instantly come to the top." Not with Comet. He didn't eat one pellet until I got him into his new tank. Now I'm just about to feed him his last bloodworm of the day before I go to sleep. Rant over.

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Old 01-29-2011, 08:54 PM   #2 
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O.O ................... Don't let dad net him enymore is all I can say. :/
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:46 PM   #3 
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I NEVER use a net, I actually use a soup ladle... lol. Poor little fishie, I'm glad he's alright.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:21 PM   #4 
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nets can cause harm to your betta's fins.

My view on this is that if you have to net your fish on occasion its fine. but every water change id a bit much.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:27 PM   #5 
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Yeah....I just scoop mine up with their cups. They're never too pleased about it of course, but its a lot less stressful and eventually they get into the routine.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:42 PM   #6 
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I never pull my betta's out of the main tank during "maintenance" Regardless, on the oft chance I have to remove them for Quarantine, nets are certainly safe to use. What your dad failed to do was put his hand over the net as he was lifting it up out of the water.
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:42 PM   #7 
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Yes, actually that's what I told him after I screamed at him. I ran out of the room the second he hit the tile. :3
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:44 AM   #8 
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Thats Unbelieveable. Is your fish absolutely okay now??
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:49 AM   #9 
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Smile

Yes, no fin damage, absolutely nothing is wrong with him. I don't know if you guys have your eyes peeled on the Comet Pics thread, so I just wanted to share this with you. :)
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:55 AM   #10 
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I hope he's ok. He looks bloated in the pic...
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