Sorry If In Wrong Section But Need To Know

Discussion in 'Aquarium Water' started by JamieXPXP, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. JamieXPXP

    JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    hi im have accidently swallowed a mouthful of untreated aquarium water trying to syphon and wanted to know if ill be fine? its my first time swallowing the water so im a little worried. all thats in there is my betta and a few plants.
  2. Sushi'skeeper

    Sushi'skeeperValued MemberMember

    Lol, I think you'll be okay. I've gotten dirty fish water in my eyes, cuts, mouth. You'll be fine. :)
  3. Bruxes and Bubbles

    Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    I have swallowed a lot of aquarium water since I first started. Trust me, as long as there are no weird medications in there (even then, the amount you'd swallow would be very small and unlikely to harm you at all), you'll be 100% fine!
  4. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    You should be fine.
    In the future, don't siphon with your mouth. Look up on youtube 'how to use an aquarium siphon without your mouth' and you should see some good how-to videos. It is what I did, because I couldn't stand using my mouth......
    Edit: here is an example:
  5. OP

    JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    ok thank you everyone. i dont have any medications in the water because there isnt any chems in my well water. i will defintely take a look at that video later because i gave myself a little heart attack lol.
  6. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    I think you'll be fine
  7. James17

    James17Well Known MemberMember

    we've all done that, you'll be fine
  8. OP

    JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    hahaha good to know i had a mini heart attack
  9. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

  10. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

  11. OP

    JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

  12. BeanFish

    BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    There are few illnesses you can catch. I think you will be fine tho.
  13. OP

    JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    I know I had swallowed slot of it which made me a little worried plus my snail died recently.
  14. smee82

    smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    You be fine but the thoughtof seollowing water was why i always got my wife to prime the hose nefore i got a syphon
  15. OP

    JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    Yea it doesn't taste very good haha
  16. Lucas Diaz

    Lucas DiazNew MemberMember

    Don't sweat it, you'll be fine:)
  17. BluMan1914

    BluMan1914Well Known MemberMember

    Swallowing tank water is very very very bad for you.
    It causes many illnesses. You will start to grow gills, develop a caudal fin and a pelvic fin. Also you will have an insatiable taste for Bloodworms.
    I will also gain x-ray vision.
  18. Nanologist

    NanologistWell Known MemberMember

    Hahaha. So funny! I wasn't ready for this so early in the morning and almost spit coffee all over my keyboard and monitor. My face and stomach hurt from laughing now.
  19. Jnx

    JnxValued MemberMember

    Unless you've never eaten pre-packaged, processed, canned, or fast food, tank water's the least of your worries...
  20. BluMan1914

    BluMan1914Well Known MemberMember

    @greenbonsai, I'm happy to put a smile on your face and make you laugh. I hope it helps you get through your day.