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Old 08-08-2012, 08:10 PM   #1 
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betta rescue update

Last Saturday I went to Petsmart to replace a betta and purchased a copper dragon plakat. And next to him was a sad guy that the manager gave to me. After 4 days or salt, aloe and green tea treatment and daily water changes the difference is remarkable. So I encourage all that can to " Buy One, Rescue One!"
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:20 PM   #2 
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So you convinced the manager to give you the dragon?

He didn't charge you?

What ratio of salt to water?
You used fresh aloe?
What brand green tea?

Greenie looks a lot happier in the 2nd picture.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:45 PM   #3 
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Beautiful fish! Great work with him! I'm also curious to know what ratios you used.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:20 PM   #4 
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He's so cute! Way to go! Next time I go look for a new fish, I'm definitely rescuing one.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:11 AM   #5 
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I am using API Betta Water Conditioner which contains aloe vera and green tea extract. PRIME has the same stuff, but the betta size is more easily adapted to 1 gallon. Also use the API Aquarium salt. The first time I used it mr. GreenJeans did not like it. He went to the bottom and stayed on it! also the 100% water changes were too stressful; so I mix up a gallon of the brew, take out 50% of his water, check for correct temperature and refill his tank. I keep the brew for the next day. I have been amazed at his progress.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:40 AM   #6 
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Oh wow what a adorable little guy love his colors ! Awesome job getting him and healing him he looks great !
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:20 AM   #7 
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Great name, and nice work! He's colored up amazingly - must be feeling a lot better.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:47 AM   #8 
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Pretty boys! If an animal at Petsmart has a defect/blemish they are not allowed to sell them for profit. These animals are adopted out for no charge.
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Puppy.... What would be considered a defect/blemish?

Ah, I was hoping you were actually using a specific green tea or fresh aloe. I have both of those.
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Puppy.... What would be considered a defect/blemish?

Ah, I was hoping you were actually using a specific green tea or fresh aloe. I have both of those.
It depends on the specific type of animal. Like if a lizard lost his tail or a guinea pig is sick they are adopted out. For fish it doesn't happen often. I worked there for a year and we adopted out some aggressive cichlids who couldnt go with others or a one eyed angelfish. If a betta has an obvious disease such as fungus/ich and no tail they should be Able to be adopted out. However it's all at the discretion of whoever is working at that time.
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