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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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New Rescue Boy

I was in my LFS today to ask them to order a light strip for my dumpster tank as well as sand for my shellie set up. Of course I took a gander at the Bettas.

This guy had caught my eye two weeks ago because he looked strikingly similar to a King that I adopted a year or so ago. When I checked on him today he was doing very badly. He was super clamped up and has popeye.. and god knows what else.

I pitched a fit with the employee and told him that I had mentioned he wasn't looking too good when I was in there two weeks ago and there is no excuse for any of their fish to have popeye and he could either give me the fish to take home or I could call the store owner and let him know what kind state they keep their stock in.

Finally he gave in and bagged the little guy up for me. When I walked out the other employee was dutifully changing the water in all of the betta containers ^_^

I'm not sure if I'll keep or adopt him out... leaning more towards keeping because I enjoyed the king I adopted so much and was so sad when he died. Either way he needs to get healed and fattened up first.

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I'm not sure if he's a "king" or giant/half-giant. He's at least 3 in long not including his caudal, maybe more. I can't get a good measure on him because he keeps turning to face me. He's a sweet little guy. He's much redder than the pics. He's also not as fully colored as I've seen him in the past. No name so far.

Just for fun here's a pic of Poe... see the resemblance?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 09:34 PM
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Aw hes cute!!
love his coloring so far

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Nurse that boy back to health! Hope he feels better soon, the poor boy.
(seriously, pop eye gives me the creeps, all the more incentive to keep the tank nice 'n clean)
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He really does look like Poe!!

He's adorable. Glad you gave that employee a talking too. ;)

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He's so adorable. This morning when I checked on him he was sleeping on top of the leaves in his tank. Today I'm going to set him up in a 10 gallon hospital tank and start treating his eye.
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aawwww! he's a cutie. glad someone who knows their stuff, took him in. <3 he reminds me so much of Caroline. only not as small and dainty. <3
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When I came home today he was dead :'(

I don't know why. He was very happy last night, swimming around and freaking out over getting to eat blood worms.

When I went to bed he was sleeping peacefully on top of his leaves and was there when I got up this morning. When I got home he was floating under the leaves :(

I'm so freaking sad. I've had my eye on this guy for weeks... I should have just given in and bought him when I saw him. I can't catch a friggin break with these big boys. First Poe up and dies for no reason at all and now I didn't even get a whole day with this one.

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D: oh, noes! i'm so sorry! ;A;
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Aww hun im sory he was very cute, I wouldnt have been able to pass him up ither. well atleast he knew you were trying to help him and make him feel better :) im sure he knew you cared about him bunches
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Im sorry
He died happy knowing he as loved though

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Hercules, Finn, Flagg, Sammy, Jackpot, Anchovy, Gotham, James, Honey, Echo, Ender, Merle, Orpheus, Dancer, Peanut, Dragon, Omen, Eurydice, Smudge
PLUS
My FIRST spawn!!!!
Unknown number of fry... HM marble + HM marble
3 Corys:
Ned, Lucky, and Dusty (AKA Nemo)
3 Dogs:
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1 Turtle:
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