Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Haverhill, MA
Hi BB..I want to share my story with my 3 most recent rescues, I am at work, I cannot show pix at this time, will update later, but here is where it started..
My daughter attends the local YMCA..and in the community tank, there was several different species of fish, bettas included, and I knew that they should not of had the bettas in there..with a goldfish, and a few others, that are saltwater cold fish..so as days went on, I noticed the tank, a filthy, deteriorating mess, very dirty, and fish getting nipped daily, no food, and the tank conditions rapidly declining, I kept checking to see if anyone was going to clean it, and take care of the fish, I saw the goldfish with popeye, and the bettas were losing color, and had hardly any fins, so I was determined at this time to do something, I saw a red VT, but with the fins all torn up, I wasn't sure if he was a VT..but I scooped him up, and started AQ salt treatment that day..and then I saw a little blue/purple looking one, small, with no tail fins hardly..but I was thinking about what will happen to her/him if I didnt go back and help her too..so I did, and then I saw another one, all blue, again not even sure what tail type, or sex ..but I had to go and help that one too, and I was treating the other two in hospital tanks, with AQ salt..then I brought the blue one home, on that day..she was so discolored, and cold, I didnt think she was going to survive..but when I came home I saw that she was ok..but all 3 were in Hospital tanks, for about week to 10 days, and Crimson, the red VT his fins started growing back right away..but the little girl, now named Pompom, took about 3wks or longer for her fins to grow back, and then Pepsy, she was the one that I didnt think was going to survive, she is getting bigger, she is very healthy, as well as the rest of them, I will load pix later so you can see the conditions of the Y's tank, and the rescues that had to be saved from such horrible conditions.
I did it because I knew if I didn't no one else would of, and I am the type of person who will not stand by and let a life be lost due to neglect.