:( I was hoping he would of pulled through.
Alot of the bettas from petstores are already sick, we just don't notice it yet. Exposure to colder temps does lower the immune system, the stress from shipping, stress from the pet store and their lack of care/water changes all add up. It always makes me sad when they finally find a loving home, only to pass away a few days later :(
Are you planning to get another red boy? When I shop for fish I look for ones that are alert and responsive, have no cause of the fuzzies and are not pineconning..at least that's how it starts out. I usually end up with the most pathetic looking one I can find as long as they do not have a case of the fuzzies (columnaris is one disease I do NOT like to deal with).