Wow- i just had a nice little shock a minute ago! I went to the restroom to wash my face for the night and when i looked over at my betta tank i noticed that my ghost shrimp were nowhere to be seen. Here's a little background- yesterday when i was gone Colin got two ghost shrimp to "suprise me" with to put in my betta tank. He ment well- he thought he was doing good..but here's the thing- the day before he did that, we had talked and looked at some of the aquatic sites and noticed that you could have ghost shrimp with male bettas. We both agreed we'd get some- but i told him i wanted to wait until i got a bigger tank. (Mr. Magoo is in a 1 gallon right now and a 1 gallon is too small for a betta and ghost shrimp to have enough room) So i told him we should wait till we got a bigger tank first. Apparently he didn't hear that part and thought he'd suprise me. To make a long story short- when i got home from a petstore after work (i went to try and find a bigger tank and a heater- didn't find a good tank, found a heater but it didn't fit this one - gotta take it back) Well when i got hom there were to shrimp in the tank with Mr. Magoo! I about killed Colin for doing that without telling me So since the damage was done- last night i made sure the tank was nice and neat for them and they had enough food. They were ok today when i left for work. When i went to the restroom a minute ago though i didn't see eithor of them- so i decided to net mr. magoo and clean out the tank to try and find them. When i did- both were dead So they took a ride on the porcelin express to fishy heaven. The thing is though- the water was at the perfect temperature for them and they seemed to be doing ok- mr. magoo didn't bother them- he wasn't aggressive at all towards them. I'm thinking the ones Colin picked out were probably just diseased/sick to begin with-but i'm mad he got them without telling me because when i get my fish i ALWAYS want to see the tanks and what kind of condition they're in so that i can see if i'm getting healthy ones or not. He told me the petstore he got them from (which is notorious for diseased fish) so i'm sure that's what happened. Now though- Mr. Magoo has been exposed So i thoroughly cleaned the tank and did a total water change ,added stress coat and 2 drops of betta fix just in case. When i put Mr. Magoo back in his tank he went balisticI don't know what was wrong with him- he's never done that before. Before i could even get the top on- the fish jumped out of the tank and into the sink flopping towards me. I screamed at the top of my lungs (i love fish, and i have tanks and all but something about seeing them out of water or touching them really creeps me out and makes me queesy:ill:So i immedately was able to net him and put him back in his tank (and QUICKLY get the top back on) but man! That fish scared the tarnation out of me flopping out of his tank towards me like that- i screamed so bad Colin ran in there thinking something was wrong How embaressing! Mr. Magoo is now back in his tank with the top on- but he's still swimming irradicately. I hope he calms down soon. The water is perfect as is the temperature. I dunno what got into him Many...last night it was the dogs going crazy- tonight it's the fish At least my kitties are puuuuuurrrrrrrrfect!
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2/22/07 at 1:34am