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Old 03-26-2010, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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CAMBRIDGE, England, March 25 (UPI) -- A British woman said her 13-year-old goldfish survived for seven hours out of water after she removed him from his tank because she thought he was dead.

Carol Norris, 44, of Cambridge, England, said the goldfish, Mr. Fish, was floating at the top of his tank at his 7 a.m. feeding time so she wrapped him in tissue paper and placed him in the empty bathtub to protect the fish's remains from falling prey to the family cats, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

Goldfish survives 7 hours out of water - UPI.com
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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Sounds to me like he was pullilng a "little nemo" escape maneuver... you know, flop and play dead - to be flushed or released so he can be free.

Glad he's ok - I would've screamed too if he came to life in my hand as I was burying him.
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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I would have been freaking out I can tell you that for sure.
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:22 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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The goldfish of the 5 year old daughter of a friend of mine "died."
They had a burial service out in the backyard.
The next day, the little girl, out of curiosity or whatever, dug up the goldfish, who revived. They plopped him back in the tank and he was fine.
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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NOoooooo....really?
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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and we thought Anni's goldfish was lucky...(his name is Lucky btw. lol) he disappeard one day, we looked and couldnt find him, totally baffled. Then, more than a week later, I found him at the bottom of the filter box! Stuck under the actual filters, almost no water, and it was all nasty. That was over a year ago and he's still thriving.
Hardy little buggers!
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:01 PM
 
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Quite the strong will to live! Wow.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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I don't know guys. Some of these stories sound pretty fishy.

Ok, you know someone was going to do it. It needed to be said. LOL
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:09 AM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Wow pretty fishy tail here . Sonds a bit fishy to me? boy talk about a will to live, but this is unusual because i have had many fish, and huge fish tanks, fish, usually cannot live out of water, so this is a bit unusual and quite fishy. But glad things turned out allright.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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Lucky had water, not a lot, and he was wedged in, so I have no idea how he survived, I thought they had to move to breath?? but guess not...
we're rough on fish when we moved here, my husband forgot we were going from spring water to chlorified and when he re-did the tank, he just put in buckets from the faucet. most didnt survive, but a few did, but they were ...well...damaged. One, was a white eel looking fellow, and he would from then out, not swim side to side like he had, but always faced down. weird....then, we had to move our 75gallon tank a few weeks ago, and it was in a temporary spot for a few days, he forgot to plug in the heater, and its been bbrrrrrr cold, went in and all the fish but the pacostamis (spl??) were floaters....still alive, but only if you poked em. He heated the tank up, and they all survived except the little neon fellows. i was shocked. really thought they were all toast.
of course, then theres the otherside of the hand, where we spend 50.00on a fish, baby it, and it dies about 2 days past its warrenty. go figure....
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