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Old 10-13-2011, 01:56 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Betta *JUST* jumped out of tank

My betta just hoped out of his tank (well a little container because i was cleaning his tank). He seems to be fine i have no idea how long it was. It looks like he lost a couple of his scales or something (i dont know if there scales) Please help! I feed him and he ate normally
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:00 PM   #2 
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He's fine. Trust me. I have.... four jumpers, and three are escape artists. My female can jump 3 inches, and the two males jump over an inch. My new guy, Shiloh, I think lost his ego with a scale o_O lol. I love the fact bettas can be fine if they accidentally decide they can swim outside of water ><

Keep the water clean for his scales. Also next time when he is in a container, put something ontop. Whether syran wrap, a book... anything :) that's what I do!!
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Thanks, Heres Some Pics and A Video Of Him Currently, He also seems to be sitting at the top of the container he is in. Is that ok/normal after this situation? I know he is still alive because if look at him he'll move.





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Old 10-13-2011, 02:17 PM   #4 
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Im also filtering his tank currently, will it be safe to put him back in soon?
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:31 PM   #5 
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PUt him in clean water, if you have stress coat feel free to add some of that. And let him rest in a quiet, dark place. A towel draped over the tank will help.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:57 PM   #6 
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Yeah looks like he lost a couple scales, but he'll be fine. One jumper I used to have sat in the bottom after, another was perfectly fine, and another (geeesh) was at the top. As long as he is alive :p

And Silverfang has a good idea.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:58 PM   #7 
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When can i put him back in his tank (its not a community tank or anything) there is clean water in there + its been filtering for a few hours now as well as my fish has been resting for a while.
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I think it would be good to go ahead and return him now. He will relax quicker and easier in his home that he recognizes. Just keep the light dim for a bit to make sure he doesn't stress out any more today and he should be fine.
Make sure you acclimate him to both the temp and the chemistry by floating him in the tank, taking out water from the cup, adding in tank water for about 20 minutes and he should be good to go.
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