Got a lovely new boy today. QTing him for the moment and letting him adjust SLOWLY to new water since he's from like three towns over.
Well his QT cup was pretty full, so I popped him out and removed some excess water. Also make sure to get the little poops out of his cup as well. All goes well.. until I try to put him back in his cup. Pour into the cup.... use momentum to jump to rug apparently is Mercury's plan.
I'm glad I was sitting on the floor or that fall would have been quite bad. he's back to floating in the tank in his little cup, and looking slightly clamped now. (I don't blame him... I had to pick him up off the floor)
Kept calmer than I would have thought I'd have been with a fish out of the water. Just put my fingers around him in a picking up motion, he did most of the work flopping into them-- and then back to the cup.