Lots has happened recently! Norbert, my lovely black copper dragon HMPK went to his forever home yesterday!!
On monday i went to petco and had it out with them, they fish were in AWFUL condition, there were at least 6 dead fish on the shelves, with quite a few more on their way out. I ended up bringing 3 home with me.
The first was an orange halfmoon with a missing tail. He's doing well and has been named Sampson!
The second was a little doubletail who is severely emaciated, and suffering from the effects of ammonia poisoning. He is slowly getting better and moving around more. He has been named Echo.
The third was a little delta tail who was suffering from severe ammonia burns and ammonia poisoning. I named him Jackson but he unfortunately didn't make it through the night.
I also took a video while I was there to show exactly how bad of shape the bettas were in!
I went back to Petco yesterday to return the poor little delta and bring home a new rescue. I ended up a with little orange cambodian delta with fin rot who I have named Cheeto, and a pretty little blue veiltail female.
I also snapped a couple more pictures in the store. This was a doubletail who was almost dead, I pointed him out to the (very rude) guy who was working and asked if I could adopt him since he wasn't going to make it much longer. And the said no, took the betta and walked away...
this was a king male with a huge hold in his head, you could see his bones, he was also on his way out.. poor thing.
and this was the new shipment they had just gotten in. The entire shopping cart was full of cups, all veiltail males, there were at least 100, even though the shelves were still full of bettas from the last shipment