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Hi everyone, Im new to this website so please bare with me. I just received my female Halfmoon Plakat in the mail yesterday. She was super active and responsive which is a great sign after shipping. She was doing perfectly fine in her filtered 5 gallon tank all day yesterday. This morning I panicked as I couldn't find her. After about 5-10 minutes of searching, we turned the filter off and she popped right out of the filter tube. She was on the floor of the tank for about a minute or less before she began to swim. What worries me the most is that I'm not sure how long she was stuck in there for. It's been about an hour since this entire ordeal and she is still swimming normally for the most part. She is able to still come to the top to eat. I also placed a hammock leaf for her to rest since she must be exhausted as i can imagine. I unfortunately have to go to work, but my partner will be going to buy a sponge filter immediately. For now we have also turned off the original filter for obvious reasons. I'm also concerned about her back fins as they seem shriveled up. I also have noticed any major cuts or tears for now. I feel so extremely terrible and want to make sure that I'm helping her as best as I can. Any and all help is so greatly appreciated. I tried my best to do research and didn't impulse buy and I really do care for this fish. Thank you all so much in advance. I will post a before and after picture.