i just got done with a looong, angry e-mail to the store. :/ the betta water hadn't been changed since they got there, since that blue crud was still in there. i'll definatly give you guys updates on Gimpy(name pending. xD). he's in a Tetra 1.5 right now, getting used to the temps. i'm gonna add aquarium salt to help his fin rot, and won't bother with the filter until he has some tail back.