Lexi B Posted November 17, 2021 Share Posted November 17, 2021 So, water just to preface, water parameters are not ... Stable. This is going to be a long explanation. Skip to the end for a tl;dr My fish tanks were crushed by a tree yesterday, and I was able to save a very small group of my fish. One of which is my Betta Danny, who I really thought wasn't going to make it. Danny spent at least 40 minutes out of water, and was barely alive all last night. He had been laying on his side for several hours breathing hard, and then earlier today I went to check on him and he jumped to life for a brief moment. For a few seconds, he swam normally, came up to the surface for air, and has been alternating between laying on his side and sitting upright. I don't want to get too hopeful, since I really don't know what to think, but he seems to have a lot of fight left in him. He's not very mobile. He reacts to some stimuli, but I don't want to bother him much because he is very weak. I don't know what I can do, if anything, to help him improve. My nitrogen cycle is dead, and I'm having to hard start it with dirty fish water from the lfs and lots of fritzyme, so water is not perfect. My survivors are in a five gallon bucket with a filter and heater, and I'm trying to get a tank cycled so my Bettas can be separated without use of boxes. Tl;Dr: my Betta was out of water for at least 40 minutes, seems to be slowly coming back from deaths door. What can I do for him given the situation? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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