I just drank water from my dirty fish tank
Before anyone asks, No it wasn't a college prank or dare. I was cleaning my fish tank. I can't even explain what happened but I got a gulp of water in my mouth and because it was a shock, I swallowed. I then rinsed my mouth out and now I feel like I am going to throw up. I am sure it is mostly mental. What a stupid thing. I get grossed out when the water is on my hands. UGH!!!
I am extra concerned because I just lost a fish. One of my Tiger Barbs passed away after having a very large bloated look. I thought she was pregnant but then took a turn for the worse. She had been acting normal until yesterday morning. Then, last night she died. :-(
I feel like I should drink peroxide or something. Don't worry, I won't but... I just feel gross. Now I can add this to the long line of stupid things to NEVER do again.
Hello where have you been ? Im sure you will be fine... are you over your guppie explosion?
I use to do tank maintenance when I was in high school and one of the tanks was a 250 gallon built as a cube in the middle of a restaurant's bar area. Due to the bartenders dropping olives into the tank, it acquired a really virulent bacterial problem and I dumped in literally a hundred of dollars of meds. What's the point of this background? The idiots that built the tank had the only access point as a 1X2' panel located 7 feet above the floor, so when I siphoned to the bar sink, using a 1" diameter hose, you can imagine how much of this NASTY water and medication I got force-fed when I forgot how high (in this case too low!) I was on the ladder when I started the siphon by mouth. Given a 3' to 4' head of pressure, I spent more than a moment over the sink "retrieving" the water I swallowed! You certainly have my sympathy!
ps sorry about your tiger barb
I have been so busy with family stuff that I have not had as much time to be here. :( I miss everyone and the chatting about fish. I am hoping to be back more frequently. I still have way too many Guppies in the 25 and now have a half dozen males in the 60. I also lost a guppy a few days back but am not quite as concerned there as I KNOW that was a birthing issue. Wouldn't you know, there is a new baby in there now to "replace" her. That tends to happen with Guppies. I am glad she only had the one. Still sad to see her go. Again, she was one I thought was super pretty.
DXRST I am so glad that I am not the only one to do such a thing. This too is a large Python so... BIG GULP. Now, why was a stupid enough to swollow any? Ugh!
sorry about super pretty guppy....we now have many many sunset platys .. We .have found great LFs to take them ...Yi PEEE...where you abel end your snail envasion?
I've swallowed water and was okay. But hey, I've also drank water from the schuylkill river so...
We went to school in Philly and I know our first dog drank out of that river!
I did this once, it was the last time I ever started a siphon with it dug in the gravel.
If you think that is bad i swallowed water from my Turtles tank ! Ewwww i nearly threw up !
I was so paranoid that something might happen to me that i google searched to see if something bad was about to happen. . . . well 6 months later im still alive :-) Although i dont suck the syphon hose anymore ;-)
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