And it's okay :) We all learned somewhere, right?
A net is not the *best* choice for hm, either - But if it's a breeder's net, it's WAY better than a cup, for sure!
If he's in the community tank, you DON'T want to dump him BACK into the other (cold) tank and shock his system. CAN he stay in the community tank for a little while until you get your heater? Is there anyone in that tank that would be mean to him? Also, what temperature is the temp dipping down to in the smaller tank? If it's within his range, just slowly acclimate him back to the colder water.
The biggest thing is NOT to shock him with rapid temp changes and let him be FREEEEE! He just won't do well in a cup - but I know you were trying to do the best thing to keep him safe *hugs* It'll be okay. Whichever tank he's going into, get him into it and let him get used to things, keep it calm, lights off, etc - so he can de-stress.
He very well may be shedding due to damage taken with all of the handling. It could just be a normal shed, too tho. He'll need to wiggle and squirm and thrash around to get his skin off, and he'll probably eat it when he does, it's full of protein and other goodies, so he'll be set with a full belly - even if he refuses dinner tonight :)
Last edited by Chesh; 09-11-2012 at 02:36 PM.