Why do I do this to myself...?
I ran into Petco today to pick up some Tetra Safestart for Inuyasha's tank, only I got distracted by some people who came over to ooooh and aaahh over my little dog ( lol little diva that she is) and ended up picking up Tetra Bettasafe instead *facepalm* lol, but I digress...Anyway, as is my usual, I stopped over to ogle the bettas and I noticed a baby still there that I had seen the week prior while the worker was stocking the shelf with the 'fresh arrivals'....it's the cutest little thing, but in a sad state...the water was quite obviously never changed and filthy. Never one to want to set myself up for failure, I went against my better judgment of ever purchasing a baby betta and snatched the little guy or girl off the shelf.
I tested the water out of the cup and the ammonia level was at an alarming 4ppm...S/he is now in Inuyasha's 1.5g hand-me-down...but while I was still acclimating, I was excited to see the little thing immediately gobble up two crushed pellets...Once released in the tank I immediately noticed something was not right...S/he seemed to have trouble swimming, buoyancy issues...oh jeez, I think s/he has SBD...either as a result of my feeding such a teeney thing two pellets or, being so young, as a congenital disease...I hope it's not the latter...gonna fast him/her a day or two and pick up some epsom salt tomorrow....and feed only one pellet a day for the time being. Anyway, meet Peewee (temporary name lol),s/he doesn't look overly bloated to me, and s/he did have a bowel movement (silly fish tried to eat that too lol )...I don't know, wish me luck, hope the little thing makes it....God knows it wouldn't have lived much longer had I left the poor thing at the store...
Morgana ~ Female Cambodian VT