Sorry in advance for long post. New to fish and quite upset at moment. I have 7 white cloud minnows and 4 hillstream loaches. I needed to hoover my gravel as had some hidden food that needed removing so needed to move ornaments etc. I removed about 35-40% of water and took the minnows out the tank for their safety as they very nosey and didnt want the siphon to injure them. Anyway I could only find 6 minnow. I checked the water I removed etc and not there and couldnt see him in tank so I was at a loss. I quickly did what I needed to around the loaches as they stay out of way. I was cleaning up and just happened to check the floor and I found the minnow. This was bout 10 min after couldnt find him. I thought he was dead but he started flapping when I touched him so I gently scooped him up and placed back in tank but he just laid there so I removed him and put him in a small 2 gallon tank that I had spare. At first he was upside down so again thought he was dead but he started swimming when I went to remove him. For about 15 min he stayed near top of tank but right way up. I just checked on him 30 min later and he swimming round normally I think. Quite fast anyway. My question. Will he be ok? What if he damaged a fin etc? Any advice if need to move ornaments in future?
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