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post #11 of 18 Old 09-08-2009, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
Right, got him out with a bit of luck. When I went back his tale was sticking out so I yanked him out by that.

Put him in the tank and he sank straight to the bottom. Lying on his side at the moment.

With any luck it'l just take a while for him to sort himself out. Still breathing normally so I guess thats the silver lining.
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post #12 of 18 Old 09-08-2009, 01:50 PM
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Right, got him out with a bit of luck. When I went back his tale was sticking out so I yanked him out by that.

Put him in the tank and he sank straight to the bottom. Lying on his side at the moment.

With any luck it'l just take a while for him to sort himself out. Still breathing normally so I guess thats the silver lining.

Hope your fish gets well. What a predicament. When I first read this post it reminded me of Finding Nemo...when the fish try to escape.
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post #13 of 18 Old 09-08-2009, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hope your fish gets well. What a predicament. When I first read this post it reminded me of Finding Nemo...when the fish try to escape.


That's actually not far from what happened.
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post #14 of 18 Old 09-08-2009, 02:10 PM
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Nice save! Hope he makes a full recovery!

Can you block the filter area, so it does not happen again?
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post #15 of 18 Old 09-08-2009, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Nice save! Hope he makes a full recovery!

Can you block the filter area, so it does not happen again?
Have done. Had a spare condensation cover so I have put that over the tank. The filter comes flush with the top of the tank, but not the lid. This should have it solved for next time.

He actually did this once before, a good 4 or 5 years ago! A lot smaller then though so it wasn't as much of a problem.
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post #16 of 18 Old 09-08-2009, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
Well so far tonight, he's managed to turn round. About 90 degrees.

Better than nothing I suppose..


Any advice anyone can give on speeding his recovery? Or how I can get him some food?
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post #17 of 18 Old 09-08-2009, 07:05 PM
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i watched finding nemo the other day. one of the best pixar movies ever

its a half a inch of water and you think your gunna drown
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post #18 of 18 Old 09-10-2009, 06:53 AM
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poor little guy :(
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