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Old 03-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #1 
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My little brother came into my room when I was cleaning my fishes tank and scared me and I dropped my blue fish on my bathroom sink. I immediately picked him up and put him in fresh water. But what can I do to ensure my beta doesn't die? :(
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:09 PM   #2 
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My little brother came into my room when I was cleaning my fishes tank and scared me and I dropped my blue fish on my bathroom sink. I immediately picked him up and put him in fresh water. But what can I do to ensure my beta doesn't die? :(
He should be ok, they're pretty hardy things. Just try not to over worry about your fish and leave him alone for a whole, maybe checking on him every hour just to make sure that he's ok. As long as your water is clean and warm 78-82 degree fahrenheit , he should be fine and happy soon.

Ive dropped my betta before, Usually when I change his water I will scoop him with my hand, he decided to do a jaw dropping stunt and found his way out of my hollow fist and landed inside a carboad box. I figured trying to grab him was too much trouble and tipped him from the box into his new water. As the box is dry and absorbant and the fish is nice and moist, he got stuck on the way day and id have to shake the box to eventually get hom out. Poor thing was stressed and pale after hitting the water. An hour later he was fine again, like nothing ever happened. But he never dared to flop around when my hands are around him ever again. :) Story of me being a bad fish owner, but the moral of the story is, bettas are pretty hardy guys.

if you are really worried, maybe a small dose of aquarium salt might help him replenish the slime coat he lost during the scuffle, I used stress coat on mine after his cardboard box incident.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:19 PM   #3 
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This is why I never bodily remove my boys from their tanks. I have neurological tremors anyway and I accidentally throw/drop things. My biggest concern would be the slime coat/skin and scales like aokashi said. Aquarium salt and Stress Coat if you have it. :) Otherwise just give him some peaceful quiet time to recover and keep an eye out. We've all done this before.
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