12-03-2011, 12:31 AM
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No idea, I've never tried it before. I would assume it probably would stress them a bit, I wouldn't want to get pulled from my home and shoved into the trunk of a car and have pie shoved in my face. Well the pie thing wouldn't be too bad. Seriously though, at this point you have to look at it as they are suffering slowly, obviously they can't compete with the other fish in the tank so your best chance is to separate them. Either pull all the other fish out into a QT tank to not stress the sick ones or pull them out and give it a shot. If it were me I'd want to take the chance and give it one last fight, but then again I'm not a fish. So to directly answer your question I'm pretty sure it will add some stress and they aren't going to like being pulled out and put in a cup but it beats the heck out of them floating around slowly suffering. You can always try a large bowl or tupperware so it's not such a tight space, that way they would have some more room to swim around and go at the pea if they feel up to it.
... Or just ride it out and see if they improve but if they are not eating their chances of getting better without some assistance are very slim
Last edited by kangy; 12-03-2011 at 12:33 AM..