So, my boy Tenzen (pictured to the left) was bought as my Office fishy, he was in a 1g bowl for all of about 2.5 seconds, I then got him a 2.5 heated and filtered tank that he loves.
At the same time my co-workers also bought Bettas for their desks. There was one "Mary" that had her fishy in the tiny bowls that they sell for them and his water was NEVER changed. Well she got canned and was complaining that her roommate had cats so she couldn't take him home. I agreed to keep him for a couple of weeks while she saved up the money to get him at least a 1g bowl with a lid. After almost a month I caved and bought him his own tank, he is mine now I have decided. She gets her hair done literally every week but can't afford to get her pet, that she was responsible for a proper home. She didn't even name him (I have named him Smog after the dragon in "The Hobbit")
After looking into his fin problems (because they where thrashed) I found out that of course! it was ammonia burns :(. Poor little guy. I have been treating it with some AQ salt and he is looking sooo much better.
I now feel terrible that I let it go so far, I should have known better and just gotten him a tank from the get go, she never really cared. Half of the time I needed to remind her to feed him. I will try to get a picture of him now to post later. On top of that, everyone else that got a fish, seems to be in lazy summer mode, I am changing 6 tanks a week! But I would rather take my lunch doing that then letting them suffer.
Just wanted to vent a little on stupid "Mary" and her disregard for life.