Have you ever saved a fishs life?

Gold Fish - here fishy fishy
United States
November 27, 2006 7:08pm CST
I can now say I have. It was quite the experience for me. My sister was sitting on the couch behind me. I was sitting at the computer. She all of the sudden goes, what is wrong with your fish? I turn around and the white gold fish is straight up and down in the tank. I think he's dying right now. They are old anyway and I know its coming. But I get up and look at him and he has one of those rocks that cover the bottom of the ranks in his mouth. So I end up reaching in the tank and he lets me get him. And I just squeeze around him a bit and it pops out. And he happily swims away again. But wow...what an experience for me. I am glad he is still happy and safe.
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24 responses
• United States
28 Nov 06
You gave him a fishy heimlich!! How cute. Be grateful he was still breathing so you didn't have to give him mouth to gill resucitation.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
28 Nov 06
LOL I am interested...just exactly how would she do that? Drink then spit? hahahahahahaha LMAO...seriously!!! LMAO
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• United States
28 Nov 06
lol I so don't think I would have did the mouth to gill breathing hehe
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
28 Nov 06
OMG!!! LMAO That is awesome!!!! I can not say that I have ever saved a fish from choking!!! Now, you can! That is awesome! That is all I can say and laugh while I picture you in my head slightly squeezing the poor fishy to save it's life from chocking on a rock! LOL Awesome!
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Wow, I can't believe you haven't gotten more responses...that story is awesome.
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• United States
28 Nov 06
It gets lost in the shuffle ;) Thank you for helping out to get it out there more. You are so the best!!
• Romania
28 Nov 06
That is a great story. Steve Irwin would have been given an example aot of you! Take care!
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• United States
28 Nov 06
Thank you very much :)
@pendragon (3354)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I've saved many creatures , never a fish.. GOOD JOB!!
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• United States
28 Nov 06
Thanks :)
@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Yeah, I had this betta, he was real cool and personable. He started swelling up real bad, tried everything-meds, salt baths, don't think it was dropsy because of the symptoms-weren't the same. Felt so bad for him. So I was chatting with this lady online, hers had the same thing. She had a vet school nearby, and she told me what they did. Got a small diabetic needle, and stuck him and actually drained the extra fluid out of him. It actually worked lol, he ended up living a few more months. Think he was old anyway though, they usually are by the time you get them. I actually got him from work, they wouldn't let this lady fly out with him on the plane, so I saw him sitting in this bag of cold water, and they gave him to me lol. But, I wouldn't do that again, was kind of extreme I guess for a fish lol, but he was really a cool fish.
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• United States
28 Nov 06
Oh that's so great!! I am glad you saved a fishs life too...in such a different way hehe Hey they get personalites too
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• India
28 Nov 06
infact i killed one in my fish tank god i felt very bad
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• United States
28 Nov 06
Awww...I'm sorry but that does happen :(
• Chile
28 Nov 06
No, never... I remember I saw a fish die in an aquarium once, and the other fisher started eating him... I had to take him off as he was dying so bad! Have a nice day! ganandoplata
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• India
28 Nov 06
NEVER
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Wow, thats the first time I have ever heard of someone saving a fish. Good for you. I am glad that you were able to do something for him.
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• United States
29 Nov 06
Wowser, fish CPR... Good for you!
• United States
2 Dec 06
In a sense yes, hehe Thanks! :)
@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
29 Nov 06
White Goldfish - White Goldfish
I have never saved a fish's life!!! That is soooo funny, but in your perspective that would have been scary!! I would be afraid of squeezing around the fish...I might kill it! Now, if any one ever ask if you have saved a fish's life, you will have a funny story to tell!
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• United States
2 Dec 06
Well I knew if I didn't try something he was going to die and I didn't want that, so I had to least try and it just happen to work out nicely. hehe And really I didn't think too much first, I just did it.
@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
29 Nov 06
that is a great story, thanks
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• United States
2 Dec 06
Thank you for reading :)
@medooley (1874)
• United States
29 Nov 06
There are heros in this world... and then there is you my friend. The bravery that you showed reaching into the crystal clear water of the fish take is off the charts! It is people like you who truely make this world a better place. Do you have a hotline in case our fish should get into some predicament that we would need your guidence on? For real though... Good job!
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• United States
29 Nov 06
lol It was hardly an act of bravery lol too funny ;) lol
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
28 Nov 06
Aww what a generous heart you have! I've never saved a fish, I don't think I've ever had the opportunity to do that.
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• United States
28 Nov 06
Thank you Well I couldn't just watch him die, when I could see what was wrong. Had to try something. I am just glad he let me hold him...otherwise I wouldn't have be able to do much.
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
28 Nov 06
LOL This is an interesting question. I can't say I've ever saved a fish's life and I don't know if I ever would. And speaking of rocks in a fish's mouth... I was at a pet expo thing and my sister and I walked by this fish and it was gathering a bunch of rocks in its mouth and swimming over to a different spot and spitting them all out. I guess it was digging a hole, but we found it rather amusing.
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• United States
28 Nov 06
There are certain fish, if I am thinking right, that do that...pick up rocks and move them. Normally my fish pick at the rocks to find left over food on them, but never had they ever gotten one stuck. lo And we have had them since 2001.
• Indonesia
28 Nov 06
I have. My fish take to aquarium
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@kenzie45230 (3561)
• United States
20 May 08
Nothing like that for me. That's a great story. We did have a goldfish that used to jump out of the water and I'd put him back in. One day, sadly, we weren't home when he jumped out.
@AJ1952Chats (2340)
• Anderson, Indiana
19 May 08
I've saved a fish's life by letting them go when I catch them, but I've never performed the Heimlich Manuver on one before. The way you describe the rock popping out of his mouth is interesting, too. Kinda makes me think of one of my strangest hobbies: squeezing zits! LOL
@Wario_1 (969)
• Sweden
6 Feb 08
AWESOME, never heard of anything like this but i guess your fish is very happy he/she didnt kick the bucket.
• Pakistan
24 Dec 06
Yes many i saved a fishs life