So I got Sparky as of yesterday. I had a really rough night two days ago, and bought Sparky on impulse due to being so upset. He has his new 5 gallon home coming soon, and he's residing in a 1 gallon bowl for now. He'll be getting all the sweet care my heart can give.
So to start off the story, I went to petsmart and looked at all the bettas they had. I was talking to the lady working there and she was very sweet, actually seemed intelligible on bettas. I asked if she had any more half moons, and that's when she brought out Sparky. He was really active, wagged his tail...I couldn't resist. To continue on, I brought him to the front to purchase him and the cashier looks at my bettas cup and goes "Oh, one second!" and does this:
He taped OVER the hole. There was a third piece over the middle but I ripped it off once I came out and figured taking a picture. WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU TAPE OVER THE HOLE, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING CASHIER? I sadly hate confrontation so I kept my mouth shut. Ripped all of them off after the picture. Anyways. Here's my new boy, Sparky. He's made me smile a lot, I'm glad I got him.
Oh, and you see that green plant to the left?! I tested it and it seemed soft and safe... I woke up this morning to his poor fin torn! Took the plant out right away and put in a silk one. I'm never doing that mistake again, I feel awful.
Here he is as of tonight
I got a treatment for his fin tears going, I'm hoping they grows back okay
I'm guessing he's a marble, too...I'm not sure. Any input?