Originally Posted by AyalaCookiejar
It's really sad, isn't it? They don't really care about fish in general. There are laws against abuse against dogs and cats, but fish can be abused and neglected countless times and no one really does anything about it. I can't really say why that is.
This is a great forum for anyone keeping bettas, IMO. The people here may be able to help you with sicknesses and stuff, and this help is only educated guesses... But mostly all of our members are dedicated to the absolute best care we can provide. I've learned tonss in the couple months I have been a member here, and it's so relieving having somewhere to go where people understand. It's super easy to get attached to these fish... So be prepared :p
Hah. I owned a few when I was much younger. So I know how getting attached is.
I'm constantly on the lookout for a better house for him (got him as a christmas present, and I know the tank that was given to me is definitely too small for him.)
That other person mentioned Columnaris, so I grabbed another picture of him. To my eyes the stuff on his back is blue. Just his scale colorations. I can definitely keep my eyes open for any white starting up.