So... I went and got mom's betta today :D
He's not the prettiest little guy, but with a bit of TLC I know he'll be pretty darn cute. He's kind of a dull sandy yellow right now, but I'm hoping he colors up nicely with warm clean water. Poor guy was in less than an inch of dirty water :( The Petco here usually takes much better care of their water, I was very disappointed. I had my mom on the phone the whole time, and sent her some pictures on FB and chatted with her. She liked a lot of them, but she said to go ahead and get the one who 'needed me most'; said I could nurse him back to health and then give him to her :) So I cleared out some space on my bathroom counter for him and he's settled in nicely there. He's in a temporary 1.75 gal home til I can get him to my mom's. She's looking around for a tank to put him in and I said no less than 2 gallons, preferably 3 or larger! I was going to get her a 3 gal critter keeper, like the one that Darryl is in, but they didn't have any out on the shelf today. Anyway, I acclimated him pretty slowly since he had so little water in his cup, probably over the course of an hour. I put him in the tank and he seems to be just fine. He was swimming around and checking out his cave, didn't appear to be 'breathing' heavy or anything, so I hope he settles in nicely and will be a good fish for my mom. If not, and she's not happy with him, I'll unwillingly give her one of my other ones :( though idk which one! I can't part with any of them! Maybe someone would be willing to rehome him if she doesn't like him... anywho, we'll come to that when we come to it :)
I'm gonna go check on him and make sure that he's still settling in nicely. I'll update y'all on him tomorrow and maybe take a couple of pictures if he's feeling okay and isn't stressed still :)
Proud fish mom to: Flame - veil tail
, Nimbus - veil tail, and NoName - crown tail.
And fur mom to my kitten Smeagol
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