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Old 01-12-2012, 10:26 PM   #161
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totally different question.... was doing his water change and he decided to jump out of his cup and i didnt have the water back in his tank yet or even water conditioner in it... so i got water in his tank ASAP and the conditioner then the water temp spiked then i got it cooled down and now he looks likes hes got a light silver/whitish streak down his body and damage to his fins... his water temp is back down to 78 which is what i usually keep it at... just wondering what to watch for....
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:43 PM   #162
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He should be ok (hopefully). Just watch for heavy or fast breathing, clamped fins or any other odd behavior. He might not be 100% for a couple of days. Did he fall far?
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he jumped out right next to the cupon the counter in the kitchen... at first he was breathing heavy and his gills seemed to be opened farther than normal but as soon as the water temp went back to 80 that stopped... hes swimming fine now just seems to be resting more often

i cant help it im a mom first and he made my heart stop... lol
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We had a betta that got excited almost every time we changed its tank, and ended up on the counter more than a couple times. Usually they're just fine!
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he jumped out right next to the cupon the counter in the kitchen... at first he was breathing heavy and his gills seemed to be opened farther than normal but as soon as the water temp went back to 80 that stopped... hes swimming fine now just seems to be resting more often

i cant help it im a mom first and he made my heart stop... lol
Oh that's good! If he fell to the floor he could have suffered internal injuries but he sounds fine. maybe next time put a net or something over the cup to prevent it.
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should have thought of that he definitely dont like being in close quarters lol hes like me he likes his space
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Do NOT place his cup next to a sink!!!
I had a betta in a bowl as a kid next to a sink and it jumped down the drain and died!
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Do NOT place his cup next to a sink!!!
I had a betta in a bowl as a kid next to a sink and it jumped down the drain and died!
So sad
I always triple check to water I've siphoned from the tank for stray zebra danios before I pour it out...I sucked one up once, but saw him in there right away!
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I always triple check to water I've siphoned from the tank for stray zebra danios before I pour it out...I sucked one up once, but saw him in there right away!
I put the end of my hose in a small colander and watch it to make sure I don't suck up any shrimp.
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i have an island in my kitchen away from the sink so that helps... once i get him in the 5 gal tank and start using the gravel cleaner i wont have to take his tank in there all the time and i will be getting a proper place to keep him while im doing that for now i have to just use a clear cup... thankfully i dont set it close to the edge... this is my first extensive experience trying to keep an aquarium and keeping myself informed so im learning as i go and i appreciate all the tips and info on here... im like a sponge soaking up all this information and expieriences shared from others on here..
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