totally. even my mom was upset. after i told her what all was wrong, she looked disgusted, "what the...? how'd he get that?". she knows i take good care of my fish, and knows he didn't get that from my care. :/ what i thought was a simple case of missing fin.... turned out to be fatal, with fuzzy stuff on his wound and stringy stuff coming out of his gills. i dunno what all that was, but he didn't make it. RIP, Remy. i'm glad you died in clean water, with someone you loved you alot. i am SO against Walmart having any fish , more than i was before. if they'd taken better care of them, Remy would be swimming happily in his new home, not dead.