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    Unhappy A word of warning...(and gratuitous photos)


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    Just a warning for those that have "jumpy" fish you might consider treating in a separate tank.

    I had a cherry barb with a swim bladder infection. I moved her to my hospital tank and began treatment.

    I found this on the kitchen floor the next morning.



    She must have jumped out...



    Here's the lid she managed to squeeze through. I thought she'd be too fat for such a gap...obviously not!



    So...don't assume a lid like that above is ok - it isn't
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

    ~ 350 Litre Tank Journal ~ ~ 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    Ugh.. Sorry about your fish Firefly.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    She wanted to end her own suffering.
    I'm not sure if you're joking, but I don't think fish are capable of suicide. In any case - she was eating so can't have been feeling that down.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

    ~ 350 Litre Tank Journal ~ ~ 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    Thanks for the advice and tank top photo. Sorry you lost her.
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    Sorry to hear it.

    Did you get that tank from Practical Fishkeeping? Have one exactly the same from when I subscribed to them for a year. Good to know that gap in the lid is indeed a risk.

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    Yes! It's a neat little tank. I don't use it for anything really - other than a spare hospital tank and for growing moss in. My only bugbear with it is you can't have the lights on a timer.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

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