Is he/she going to live?
So today was the first time in 11 years, that I sucked up one of my fish with the gravel vacuum (1/2inch hose). Every week my cherry barbs and golden barbs test to see how close they can get to the vacuum without being sucked up. Well needless to say one golden barb's got a little to close, he or she was violently sucked up, then spun around and spit into the bucket. After a good chuckle (here come the PETA comments), I immediately returned the fish to the aquarium. The poor little fishy's dorsal fin was split in two, and a couple patches of scales were stripped off. After about an hour the fish seemed to be swimming normally. Questions: Has this happened to you before? And should I of quarantined the fish away from the others?