The little crowntail I bought from Petsmart only four days ago has finally succumbed to his illnesses. The combination of parasites, ammonia burns and poisoning, torn fins, and emaciation finally caught up with him.
His last four days were lived out with aggressive parasite treatments and green tea ina quarter gallon hospital tank with regular offerings of food. At least it was better than the cold betta cup.
I wish he would have gotten better. He would have been a lovely crowntail had he healed up and grown.