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Austin 03-24-2010 01:13 AM

:'( Killed my balloon molly...
 
I just feel horrible! I have a breeder box contraption I made... and I didn't finish the floaters in time before my fish was going to give birth. So I tied it on with some thread. This left a little gap between the glass and the box... My balloon Molly got stuck upside down in there!!!!!

I feel like it's my fault... she got caught there before for a second but I didn't think she'd get caught again... Also I was sitting here in my room by the tank... I can't believe I didn't notice until she'd probably been there a little bit... :(

Now she is swimming slowly near the mid section of the tank... the other fish are happily begging for food while she is just swimming there not moving much...

I have a feeling she is going to die. :( But she isn't being blown around the tank... she has mostly control of her body she is just swimming funny... dunno how squished she got or how long she was there...

I feel terrible... if she does die I will bring one of her babies up here that is probably big enough. At least she'll have someone to carry on for her... :/

d0r0g0 03-24-2010 03:36 PM

Did she make it through the night?

Austin 03-24-2010 04:16 PM

:D Ya, I'm happy to say she is still alive. She is swimming better and last night she actually ate when I fed them. So, I'm happy to say her chance of living is probably pretty good now.

biokid101 03-24-2010 05:10 PM

awee thats good :)

fryup 03-25-2010 01:57 PM

good luck with her....i once got a fish caught in my net and left it out the tank for about 10 mins...(by accident)...but he pulled through and i felt awfull....im a lot more careful now :):):)

Austin 03-25-2010 02:19 PM

yehh, the contraption didn't end up working too well i think the baby fish got out since there was some holds in it I didn't have siliconeee... anyways. She's still alive and back to her normal self. Her top fin is a little beat up and I hope she doesn't catch fin rot or something. Also the top of her body looks a little white colored :S which is weird... but I think she'll pull through!

And poor fishie. Years ago when I had a different betta than the one I have now, I kept it in a small container (didn't know better...) and my cat knocked it over and it must have been out of water for hours but it lived... but that's bettas.. unkillable... but I felt so bad for ittt. :(


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