Today is the 28th of October, Day 1 of Aquilies rescue.
Aquilies seems to be a HM betta with a lovely blue and yellow color. He arrived to the store in said conditions probably due to stress and tail-bitting. Checking for signs of fin rot and there is greyish tips.
However seems quite healthy regardless with perhaps a good chance of survival if I do well with this rescue.
The store gave him to me for free due to his poor state stating he would die but I am hopeful though I feel like I lack experience and emotional detattachement to do so.
He arrived after an hour trip to my house around 9 and is slowly being adjusted to his new hospital tank to be treated with medication against rot.
There were no issues except I did cut myself while doing a full water change on one of my other betta's and had to empty the water and redose conditioner as I dripped blood in his water, thank god I noticed. The cut was quite small so no worries there. I will put a band aid on it later.
I think I've spent a good few hours just spending time with this rescue, talking to him in a low voice and well, he seemed to be paying close attention to me, I guess because I'm so alien to him right now.
Right now I'm just dying to let him into his hospital tank so he can have a bit more space to swim around but I know the time isn't right yet, patience don't abandon me now.
Finally! Hours later he is in the hospital tank, I feel bad it's kinda bare but I want to keep a close eye for any complications or progress.
He has no issues swimming and is quite lively, perhaps a bit stressed for being in a new home but he's exploring the few items in the tank, the thermometre and the heater.
I tilted the heater a bit so he can use it as a hammock to sleep on and so far that is what he is doing, I'm going to wrap his tank in a towel, it's so cold tonight and I want him as warm as he can be.
Good night Aquilies and welcome home.