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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Talking To the Rescue! A Recovery Log

In just over a month, I've gone from 0 bettas to 3. I picked up a sweet little rescue at Petsmart today, and I really hope he does well.

His name is Charmander.

He's emaciated, has fin rot on all fins (including his ventrals!), and has a swollen gill. But he has spunk, he has a fire in his eyes, and I'm praying that he makes it.

First three pics are from the store, last two are after his first meal in his new home!

This may be the start of a betta rescue, if that's what's meant to be!
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Oh he is so sweet good on you for rescuing him! I hope he is nice and healthy for you soon.
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Charmander made it through the night!

He's got a great appetite, but he's not sure how to eat pellets off the surface. I have to sink them for him, but he eats them right away.

He's a little wobbly when he swims, but I'm putting that down to the lack of muscles.

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He's still doing great! He even ate a pellet from the surface this afternoon!

He's pretty photogenic, too.

"So, I hear the Internet thinks I'm handsome..."
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Cutie pie! He'll turn out very nice when he fills out
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Great to see he is improving, looks like he has coloured up a bit
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He definitely has, a little bit!
He's been doing well, but I'm a little out of sorts right now because Im out of town for the weekend!
My boys are 400 miles away! My mom has detailed care instructions, so I'm sure they'll be fine, but I don't like leaving them for this long...

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His color looks better. He's pretty!
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Hey all! Sorry it's been so long since I updated, but my life has been drama lately!
What with phones dying, work being all over the place, LVT conferences, wild animal bites, and rabies shots, I've neglected my journals! (Not the fish, though!)

Charmy is doing GREAT! He as such a fire to him (hur hur), and he wiggles like crazy when he sees the NLS tub! He's a pooping machine, and as soon as I get another heater, he's getting an upgrade to a 1.75g KK!

He has fresh regrowth on most of his fins, and he looks so good!
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Congrats! I use the Tetra Submersible Heaters that keep the water at 78* What attacked you? I have a coyote and fox as well as multiple rabbits, turkeys, deer, (the last two's populations have gone down since the coyote moved in) opossum and raccoons and have yet to be bitten (thank goodness)
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