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crazy! 2 years 7 months ago #217984

my wife and i went to the casino last night when we retuned home are new baby oscar was on the floor almost dryed up. we looked and saw it gasp for air so i put it back in the tank and gently moved it back and forth and it came back to life!! its been one day and he looks like he is doing good but i think it might have gone blind in one eye :(
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Re: crazy! 2 years 7 months ago #217986

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Sorry that happened. :(
Lesson learned: KEEP YOUR TANK SEALED OFF COMPLETELY!
even the smallest gap can have your Oscar jump out of the tank.
This does not only happen to small O's, but also the bigguns.
We still have too many threads of jumping O's ,with not the best endings in most cases.
Let's hope your O survives.
And i want to tell you , O's can survive with one eye very well in a tank environment, so that's your "luck" atm...if you want to call that luck.
Keep us informed.
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Re: crazy! 2 years 7 months ago #217987

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unless the eye is plucked-out, it has a chance to recover!
just keep the water in good condition...
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Re: crazy! 2 years 7 months ago #217993

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missourioscarlovers wrote:
my wife and i went to the casino last night when we retuned home are new baby oscar was on the floor almost dryed up. we looked and saw it gasp for air so i put it back in the tank and gently moved it back and forth and it came back to life!! its been one day and he looks like he is doing good but i think it might have gone blind in one eye :(


hi there


1. maintain good water parameters is paramount while your little oscar is healing itself.
2. don't overfeed it at this stage or at any stage.
3. yes, pls do cover up its tank.
4. honest, my adult oscars shall jump for anything that comes near the tank top including my fingers.
5. hahaha!
6. but i seriously don't encourage them doing it.
"somewhere in time ... gone with the wind"
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Re: crazy! 2 years 7 months ago #218072

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Sorry to hear you had a jumper! :S Hope that eye clears up!! It might have gone dry while he was out of the water. Like Draco said, there is a chance he will heal and have use from it! :)
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Re: crazy! 2 years 7 months ago #218093

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Always tape up all small gaps where pipes ect are. They can find there way out of the smallest gap.

Hope he is ok.
Haku, I knew your were good.
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Re: crazy! 2 years 7 months ago #218097

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WOW :( I Hope everything turns out ok with your Oscar
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Re: crazy! 2 years 7 months ago #218098

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they tend to be ok, mine have fallen 4-5 feet and survived. it just depends how long they were out of the water
Haku, I knew your were good.
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Re: crazy! 2 years 7 months ago #218162

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they tend to be ok, mine have fallen 4-5 feet and survived. it just depends how long they were out of the water

WOW^

What I do is I put duck tape around the back of the tank where the lids are (do it neat and unnoticeable) mine is display quality but I make it look good.
Just make sure there are lids..... and they are good fitting and etc.

I have a problem with my African Cichlids jummping out, so what I did is I made a huge wooden lid with 2 holes (plut a small piece of glass on that) and so I put the food through those holes, if that makes sense, looks great and its also in the living room, the family loves it.

So my suggestion, have good lids that wont break or allow your Oscar and othher fish to jump out.
Or, easy enough, make a lid up out of wood, atleast if you do that you know you made it and know is safe.
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Re: crazy! 2 years 7 months ago #218254

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sorry to hear.

glad you saved your O before it was too late.

its surprisingly how long fish can live out of water.


do some waterchanges, keep the water in prisine shape, hopefully his eye heals up. good luck
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