Holy @#$% he looks so great
! I just want you to know that I drag your photos onto my desktop and show people what happens when a neglected betta gets taken care of. This is really the best thread- maybe there needs to be a "BEFORE AND AFTER" thread for stories like these.
I wonder if it is due to the young age that he made such a dramatic change? You obviously know how to nurture a little betta . ... but my rescue you inspired me to get does not look so dramatically different! (He does ACT very happy now though. Maybe his "chunk-o-tail" will take a longer time to regrow.)
(However. . if it wasn't for your thread, I would not have gone back for him, and I have to say that I love this little guy so much and am so happy I got him. He is really spunky and funny and lively. I swear I would not have bought him if I hadn't read your thread the night before and got all inspired to take some poor guy home. :)