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Old 06-27-2011, 12:41 PM   #1 
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EMERGENCY! HELP NEEDED NOW. Fabio is sinking, breathing heavy, see details...

Just changed Fabio's tank today and did everything like normal. I put him in the water after an appropriate amount of time to adjust to the temp. change and he immediately sank to the bottom. He won't swim. He is breathing heavily and when he moves, he darts to the surface and gasps for air. I decided to remove him from the tank and place him in the container I purchased him in, with same temp. water and 2 drops of Prime/some salt. He has not changed behavior. What has happened? I fear he may die any minute!
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:44 PM   #2 
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This is what he is doing now. He looks dead but is alive. HELP! Please!
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:47 PM   #3 
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aaww! D: you look really upset. poor Fabio!

how was he BEFORE you changed his water? was he acting funny? what about while he was in the cup adjusting to the water? it sounds like shock. :<
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:50 PM   #4 
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I think he just died. I can't stop crying. He was perfectly fine before the water change.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:53 PM   #5 
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He's definitely dead. WHY? I don't know what happened. Please somebody tell me.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:02 PM   #6 
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It does seem a bit like he went into shock..It is hard to say what caused it for sure though...Did you add anything new to his tank?What was the temperature before and after water change?
Im so sorry about fabio...
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:04 PM   #7 
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D: i'm sorry 'bout Fabio. i fear my oldest, Cup, is on his way out, as well. it's always hard to lose the little guys. they're just fish to many, but to those of us who take the time to care for them properly, they're best friends.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:08 PM   #8 
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I don't know why he went into shock! The temperature was exactly the same in his tank as in his cup. I left it in there for 10 minutes before switching him into the tank. He had Prime and salt and his gravel was new but I washed it last week and put it into his tank before, so this was the 2nd time it was put in the tank since I got it. I really want to know what happened.

I feel like I murdered Fabio. :(
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you didn't murder him, hun. it was an accident. 10 minutes may have been too soon. i usually leave my cups floating for up to an hour(longer if i forget and get sidetracked. >.>;) JUST to make sure it's right. x:
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:19 PM   #10 
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No, I definitely killed him. I want to know why though so I never do it again. What does fish shock look like? What are all the reasons a fish can go into shock? I need to know. I've always left the cup in for 10 minutes and I checked to see if it felt the same before putting him in. It did.
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