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Old 07-23-2012, 10:24 PM   #1 
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Meet Contegia...my first rescue. Poor fella.

He is named Contegia. I saw him last week at PetSmart on Wednesday when I got my other Betta. He had a little tail. I felt bad all week that I didnt buy him. So when I went to class tonight, I stopped by to see. I was hoping someone took pity on him and took him home, but no one did. I saw him and he had even less of a tail so I took him. The manager was a jerk, and said nothing was wrong with him and I was suppose to get a 25% discount but he didnt give it to me, and I didnt realize it. But Oh well. He is blue, not green as some pictures show. The flash made him green.

Contegia is a Stargate Term, that means. "battle-scarred in times of strife."

In his cup :(


Blue Colors


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Flash Made him green


His little slither of a caudal tail


Swimming around his temp tank


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Any advice on how to treat his tail? Posted a post in the Emergency/Illness board.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:27 PM   #2 
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I'm so sorry for him!! :( Stupid store. Good thing you rescued him!!! Good job! :) To treat, VERY clean water, 1 tsp. per gallon AQ salt, and high-protein foods are optional. It helps to grow more tissue. :) Hope he gets his tail back!
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:46 PM   #3 
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Omg! the poor baby!!! He's lucky that you saved him!! :O
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:49 PM   #4 
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Thanks :)

I knew there was a reason I decided to buy AQ salt, a few days ago. I put him in it tonight. Ill keep yall updated.
I really hope this little boy makes it, Ill love him even if his tail doesnt grow back.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:52 PM   #5 
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Thank God you came along, that poor little guy wouldn't have lasted much longer I'm sure. If people were treated the way they treated animals then maybe they would finally learn a lesson. Until then....
I still think he's pretty, and hopefully he'll thrive under your care! :)
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:55 PM   #6 
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poor guy, im sure he will pull through!

I hate going to wal mart and seeing filthy water and just the saddest looking bettas. the petsmart and petco take great care of their bettas. I know the owners of both and they are responsible people.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:09 AM   #7 
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Aww what a pretty guy. I'm sure with love and care, he will grow a nice beautiful, full tail...

Keep us updated :)
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:34 AM   #8 
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This breaks my heart, I know what your going through right now. I feel helpless for my little guy and it seriously just breaks my heart. Is your guy having a hard time swimming? Good for you for taking this guy on, we need more people like you out there!
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:43 AM   #9 
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Good job saving him.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:49 AM   #10 
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Thanks, he ate this morning and is zooming around his tank. Not sure if his tail missing bothers him. He sure doesnt act like it. Monday he will be getting his new tank and heater.
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