Lucky Number 7, I hope anyways! - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Lucky Number 7, I hope anyways!

So, some of you may remember my thread a while back about a male Betta at the pet store here. I was so torn, not having the money at the time to take him, plus I was thinking I really didn't need another Betta. But this guy, just... captured my heart. I have been thinking about him everyday this week. I talked to my fiance about it, and he said I have seen a million Bettas at that store and I never asked for one. He said I have turned away from the sickest cases, held such restraint in taking one home. But the fact that this guy was bothering me so much, I needed to go back and get him.

So I went out tonight to get my dog and cat food and a background for Nixons new tank and I told my friend "If he's there, I'll take him home". Sure enough, I walked over and there he was. Sitting at the bottom of his tank, on his side :( The tank was full of moldy food, feces and the water has a brown tint to it.

He's home now, I am hoping he pulls through. He has a twitch like Twitch did when he came home, Twitch has severe ammonia poisoning. I decided to check his water for ammonia and this is what I saw :(

After 30seconds:


5mins:



No wonder :(

Anyways, he's in a clean 1.5g now with plants and a hiding space. He's having some issues with swimming, he doesn't really like his tank but hopefully a night of settling in will tell us how bad he is in the morning.

I'm not really sure what he is, looks like a yellow/white dragon VT. His fins are in horrible shape, and he's been clamped since I saw him at the store.
No pictures right now, but I did get this small clip of him :(

Sheldon:


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 09:49 PM
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Hopefully he makes it through the night, I wish you both a HUGE amount of luck :)

its stories like these that make me sooo mad at those rubbish pet shops who the employees know nothing about taking care of fish :(

take care little fishy! :3
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Got a few pictures, he was settling down in his dark area and I turned on the lights and snapped pictures. He's NOT happy about this. So these will do for now :)



The sad part is, this store thinks I'M crazy for how I keep my fish in big tanks and all this stuff they don't need (like heaters)... I think my yellow ammonia test proves other wise!!


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Oh wow. Some pet stores never cease to amaze me :/
He's a cute little thing :)

I hope this little guy gets better. He's safe in your hands, pitluvs!

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poor guy, he's got such a cute face

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He does, it's almost a "pitty me" face. He was spunky and full of life with nice fins a week ago, today he looks like an empty shell.

What do you say Tisia? VT?


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He's so cute, hope he feels better soon

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Oh the poor dear, I know you'll give him the TLC he needs.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like Sheldon is going to be doing a round of AQ salt treatments. Not much improvement today until the salt was added. Here we go again!


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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 02:29 AM
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He is a nice veil tail. At least hes happier now.
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