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Dojo on the FLOOR!

Posted By: kiss my fish <rpaul@isearch.com>
Date: Wednesday, 14 April 1999, at 6:09 p.m.

I had a VERY upsetting experience this morning. Repairmen came in to replace my heater and they decided to move my fish tank out of the way. Behind it was my beautiful 7" dojo loach on the floor all covered in cat hair! I was SO upset. We got him back in the tank (I managed to drop him in the process) and he's still breathing, but for awhile he just floated on his back. I wiped most of the hair off with my fingers and then he went under the driftwood and that seemed to get the rest off his face. The thing is-I have no idea how long he's been out! Or how he got out! I hadn't noticed him for a couple days but that's not surprising since he hides under the driftwood or rocks. Do you think he'll make it? I put stress coat and a medicine for infection in the tank. Is there anything else I can do?! I have to