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Old 11-03-2012, 06:02 PM   #1 
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Whenever I go anywhere that has fish I do a stroll by to see how they look. Well I went to Petco today and did a walk by the bettas. The water was clean and I was about to give them a mental thumbs up and continue on my way until I saw a dead betta rotting in his cup Disgusting.

So then of course I had to check every cup...I found one other dead betta, two who could barely swim and were floating on their sides, and this poor guy. His cup looked clean but had pieces of his tail littering the bottom. I tested it when I got home and the ammonia was off the charts!


I asked the guy working in the fish department if I could have him at a discount because I had the means to heal up his fins. Got him for free as an "adoption" I was so nervous, I couldn't even make a comment about how horrible it was that none of the associates noticed
He's supposed to be a delta tail male and doesn't have a name yet, though I was thinking about Howie. We'll see.

Here you can see the bits of his tail that have fallen off


Sorry for the novel, I try to keep it short but never can!

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Old 11-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #2 
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I love him I have a DT too.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #3 
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Wow , thanks so much for taking this guy in. Remember to put some aq salt in his tank to help with that rot. If you hsve any qyestions feel free to message me or any one else here! We are glad to help! And i love that nam howie<3
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #4 
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Yup he's in with aq salt and water treated with Prime (picked some up while I was there)
I was surprised that he actually ate the pellet I offered him but poor baby looks almost tired.

He looks worse now that I can see him better, some of his fin tips are bloody
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Looks like fin nipping to me.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:43 PM   #6 
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Looks like fin nipping to me.
Some of it might be, but he has black edges all around his fins, even his ventral fins are messed up. Possibly he bit them, and the dirty water led to fin rot.
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Poor little man :,(, do you have any silk plants in the tank? U may want to add one for him to rest on if hes tired and has trouble swimming. I hope he makes it! My bettas and i send our wishes to little howie
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I don't, but will probably pick one up at work tomorrow for him.
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He is very lucky he has a great new home.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #10 
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Breaks my heart :( I hate seeing these poor fish like this!! good luck with him. He will love the warm water!
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