Last night while I was editing. What was supposed to be today’s video. I? Heard a lot of splashing from the aquarium Not your typical splashing something was terribly wrong. I glanced over to the aquarium and I notice my arowana Was kind of freaking out a little bit? I couldn’t figure out. What was wrong and I started to monitor him a little bit more closely and clearly he had tried to jump in the aquarium somehow, I thought he hit his head really bad and Potentially knocked himself out to a certain extent as he started swimming into the side panels of the aquarium swimming into everything slowly, but hitting it and then He got worse and worse Seto started swimming in circles Laying on the bottom of the aquarium His condition got worse By the minute I couldn’t figure. What what had happened? So I went back into some footage and watched the previous You know a couple of days to see if anything was building up None of the other fish in the aquarium were exhibiting any issues whatsoever And the rays are kind of like the first ones that go type of thing They are the most sensitive in the aquarium if anything is wrong with this tank the rays are going to exhibit signs first The Arowana Honestly will be the last one. He’s that by far the toughest fish in here in terms of hardiness. I Couldn’t find anything on the footage however When I walk into this room the streaming cameras shut off, it’s an automated thing So while I had my back to it. I technically didn’t see what happened So I started to try to figure out what might have happened here I thought worst Case scenario The Asian Arowana jumped and broke his back that is kind of what I thought might have happened at first I did notice a severe dent in back I did realize that you know while trying to help him And holding him in the water holding him upright Trying to get him some bubbles to flow through his gills and whatnot and you know just trying to get a closer inspection of him That’s when I saw his back, and I thought this looks like you might have broken your back, and if that’s the case You’ll never heal. You’re never going to eat again. I’m going to have to put you down And I’d released him back into the tank hoping you know maybe he’ll get a little bit better And he kept swimming back to me almost like asking me for help Every time I would hold him I would let him kind of come up into my hands I would hold him and he’d hold his mouth open almost like he was screaming for my help I Was Heartbroken I didn’t know what I was going to be able to do as the night went on I realized that He probably damaged his swim bladder Now swim bladder disease and different types of Swim swim bladder issues a lot of the times trapped air Gets in the swim bladder. They can’t regulate it and release some or it you But when that happens they’ll float to the surface The Asian Arowana looks to have possibly damaged his sides To the point where the swim bladder is probably taking on some fluids, and he can’t balance himself I’m hoping that’s what’s going on because That will correct itself in time it could take a few days it could take a few weeks, but ultimately He’s breathing fine. He’s responding to touch and I have a few options of what I can do here as of right now though He is kind of moving around the aquarium right now. He’s just over here in the corner every once in a while who moved position and I Know that this seems really cool to just let him sit in there, but if I move him I could potentially cause further damage for their stress And you know potentially even kill him in the condition that he’s in for right now at least for the next day or two Since his condition is slightly improved from last night. You know last night. He was dormant Wasn’t moving at all – today. He is moving around slightly You know if he makes this progress every day the no time he’ll be back to normal But all I can really do is keep the water clean in here do lots of water changes and keep the other fish fed Nobody’s bothering him whatsoever. He’s kind of just resting from position to position however, if conditions don’t improve I’m going to move him into the house into a smaller hundred gallon aquarium where I can lower the water level Decrease the pressure on his swim bladder, and you know hope he heals from there ultimately There’s this is literally just a waiting game of waiting for him to heal And again, I I know this is cruel to look For him to just kind of like be laying there and and motionless, and you know me just letting that happen But ultimately like I said moving him is potentially even more dangerous than just you know Letting him. Lay there, which is heartbreaking to me. This is this is my guy. I have had him for a Few years now He just turned five years old last what was last month You know these are some of the things that can happen with big aquariums big fish big problems and you know it’s heartbreaking at times, but The end of the day freak accidents can happen and you know that’s kind of what happened here He’s been doing so well in this tank. He’s been eating. He’s adjusted perfectly he gets along with everybody but Arowana can jump and you know I think when he jumped he might have landed on the wood it might have sent him into a sent him into a panic and That was one of the raise up at the top daily play at the top Sets him into a panic and he darted around the tank Just causing more problems for himself. I’m going to bring him up to the panel here. So you guys can get a closer look though so he is He is responsive to touch he relaxes when I’m holding him here and But he is having a tendency to float up onto his back. So no, I’m hoping I’m hoping it’s a swim bladder issue and nothing to do with his bones his bones are going to heal like a rib bone would or you know back bones and Vertebrae or definitely, you know a permanent issue in most cases, so As you can see he’s um he’s pretty banged up, but watch this see And then what happens is when he gets to the bottom there he You can sort of swim around. This is heartbreaking for me guys. You know I only decided to show you this this morning because This 2,000 gallon is clearly a huge part of the gallery eventually you guys are going to see this and wondering what’s going on You know it’s you just kind of feel helpless. There’s nothing. I could do to immediately fix and just time is going to heal one You know I’m probably going to end up moving into a tank on his own But right now. I mean I do feel like this is the best bet for him is to Keep stress and movements to an absolute minimum And hope he does all we’re all right There’s far more movement in the swimming far more than he did yesterday. That’s for sure So not a huge improvement, and this is quite shocking for you guys to see but last night was far worse Let’s Frank over here It’s interesting to see I think frank knows. They are one is you know stress distressed? Kind of just staying away from omen he wants his big big brother to heal up fast and Then there he goes. I mean he is trying To write himself and he does this every once in a while, and he’s getting better better by the hour I suspect within a couple of days. He might even be able to Swim upright But then again there’s going to come a point where if I do not see measurable? improvements Throughout the day, or you know within the next couple of days. I’m going to have to intervene and move him to a tank and Again, I know many of you are saying why don’t you do that right now? just Too much of a risk and I don’t want to take risks unless absolutely necessary worst Case scenario He doesn’t make it and I don’t I don’t know how I’d be able to I don’t know how I’ll handle that I know that we pay a lot attention to The other fish and we’re excited about the gallery That’s my guy right there You know I guess one of the things that concerned me the most is the Arc in his back I That’s what’s making me feel like it’s broken plus. There’s a dent in it, but he is missing scales It’s it’s difficult to say You know so I guess only time is going to tell What’s going to happen with them clearly? I’m you know concerned. It was much worse for me last night I thought the worst you know he got he deteriorated so quickly, but you know What he was last night compared to right now is almost like a different fish even though you guys are seeing him like this for the first time Again give it a short while see how he fares Ultimately, I don’t want this to take away from the excitement and the progress that we’re making out here in the gallery clearly This is you know pretty devastating But right now. I think that we should focus on the positive keep moving forward keep an eye on him intervene when needed and I’ve been doing this for so long that you know I’ve had Successes, I’ve had failures. I’ve had problems. I’ve had you know freak accidents like this And it’s just a part of this, hobby And it’s the part that sucks I Can tell you right now this is not the video. I want to make today I’ll do some updates on him clearly not every video could be about him I’m not going to like every single day show you progress, but what I will do is. I’ll post some pictures on Instagram and Facebook Periodically showing you guys some updates if anything dramatically changes I’ll do a video We’ll go from there, but I do know I already know even before I film this video how much you guys would care you know a lot of you equally – how much I care about them, so Just in advance. I know it’s going to be there. So thank you for the support I’m going to need it for the next little while

100 thoughts on “2,000G AQUARIUM FREAK ACCIDENT

  1. So so sad I remember buddy,,, en joey u did amazing as all ways en I got emotional when frank came in screen munches like omg this to much,,,,,, en ya look really heathy now is this was the beginning xxx

  2. Im really sorry for that bro. I feel your pain. No joke i had a super cool beta that would come up and get petted from humans. I canw home from work and he was on the bottom. I stuck my hand in and he swam up into my hand and died. ๐Ÿ˜ข

  3. There Going Crazy Like Being Locked Forever Than There Seeing There Reflection Probably Think Itโ€™s Another Fish Even Tho You Do A Good Job Taking Care Some Just Wanna Be Free You A Good Fish Keeper Tho

  4. Why am I crying?? I started bawling when you were talking about him swimming to your hand asking for help

  5. It looks that disease or kind of worm causing the fish to behave like they are having a panic attach where they would swim in circular manner. I think its called a whirling disease.

  6. It doesn't want to be in a tank and decided to make himself Retarded so he wouldn't know he's stuck in a cage. Wow

  7. Poor guy, my bf found a 10lbs pike like this swimming insanely, he fizzed him with a hypodermic needle. It was instant freaking out and swimming off

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  9. a friend of mine had a large koi doing the same, she blew down his mouth like mouth to mouth and it corrected it.

  10. i've nursed back a lot of animals from unbelievable conditions. if this guy had a broken back i would have splinted his back with a stiff plastic rod, and some soft plastic ribbon. then proceeded to feed him every single day by hand, and up the circulation in the water to help him breath better for lack of motion. i have seen fish break their backs and it happens when they jump out of the tank and land wrong, and-or hit the edge of the glass rim on the way in, or going full speed and smacking into logs and rocks. if the spine is broken, often you'll see signs of deformity. that's why you need to know your animals. look at them, know their flaws, marks dips, curves, know their body like you know your own. if you look in the mirror and find a mole on your chest-you know hey that wasn't there before. same way with your big exotic fish. u gonna know them so you know if they get hurt.

    improvisation man. make a hammock with some balloons to hold him upright. all kidns of things. as animal keepers we have to learn to be doctors too. look up their symptoms and research research research research. incidently i use cameras plugged into iSPY with motion sensing to keep an eye on fish when im away. if someone gets injured the motion sensing software autorecords as opposed to staying off. when you're this invested into your tanks you need to monitor them.

    my guess he's suffering a high impact injury that may have either broken his back which would require a splint/backbrace, or he hit hard enough to rupture his swim bladder.

    there are known medical conditions with symptoms like these which are treatable. you gotta do your research man. stay wise. good luck.

  11. My silver was 3 1/2 jump the same way but caught his head on driftwood perfectly. Saddest day of my fish keeping. Left the hobby for 8 years.

  12. Awe, I had 2-3 cases I've experienced personally like this, the violent sesiure type antics, It's the worst feeling to know your fish may be gone in 5min, a day…??? I'm so sorry for you! But hang in there, and don't give up on him just yet! He's a fighter!

  13. I am so sorry for what happened. I havenโ€™t even watched the video yet but I want to say Iโ€™m sorry

  14. Hi Joey he's not moving around much if you have a big net slowly bring him up to different levels in an hour at a time ready to take him out to a shallow tank.? or pawn drop net to rise every hour ?

  15. Arwona is your life saver, he might have died but his death have saved you from something bad.. He saved you by attending to his death..

  16. I used to own a coy pond in my house and all my fish suddenly died. Iโ€™m not sure what happened and the coy pond was large maybe like 8 meters long. I use to own a Arwana and a sting ray. The arwana and coy fish died.ive had those coy fish for pretty much my whole life and to see them perish in under 12 hours broke my heart because those fish were very important.

  17. I dont know what happened but i guess you have to check your pump and filter's electrical wirings for cuts or what not coz it might have trickled the fish that caused it to get panicky. It happened to my internal filter once i got even electrocuted while doing a water change.

  18. Rays are slightly tolerants of minute electric pulses or currents coz they also emit it themselves to catch preys and communicate.

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  21. As my experience, please check the pH in the water that is believed a main problem for any arowana. The ideal pH for them is a round 5.5-7. Especially, when we relocate them in a new tanks we should keep the old water for them to make the new home familiar as the old place.

  22. You should get in touch with the guy that invented a "floater" wheelchair for fish with bladder problems. It helps them float upright when they can't. Or since you are the king of DIY you can make one yourself.

  23. How much likes means how much you love that asian arowana๐Ÿ“›๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ฟ๐Ÿ™โ˜น๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฆ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

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