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Old 08-27-2012, 09:08 AM   #1 
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My first rescue!

Its a huge crown-veil tail betta fish! He's pure red and stressed, So I couldn't resist there were like 8 in a small pickle jar( I assumed ) and 2 were in 8 oz bottle coke.

It was really terrible!! And I tried to lower the price but the store employees didn't agree amf! poor fishes!... :( but still I bought it!

I'll post a picture soon, Placed him in a 1 1/2 gallon tank my spare one at least its bigger than a jar. Placed a mirror to prevent fin biting since it he was bigger than my other betta's, placed colorful rocks from my old tanks. But I placed the mirror because im not sure if it was fin rot at the tail or it was just biting, so I placed 1 tsp of salt. Tropical temperature so no need for a heater, sponge filter will be placed soon.

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Old 08-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #2 
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Poor guy :(
Does he have a cave or a plant or something he can hide behind?
Some red bettas have a black outline to their fins naturally - a picture would help. The best treatment would be clean. warm water. Aquarium salt will help if he does have fin rot.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:34 PM   #3 
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Wow..what a shame, how bettas are treated..that irks me..glad to see you took him in..he is probably very stressed, but will come around..clean warm water alone may just do the trick..if you see fins torn, ripped, or rotting then use the AQ salt..not more than 10days.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:18 AM   #4 
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Ok!

I'll try to take more accurate shots:


Its a crown-veil tail right??

The tail has black color so it means regrowth?

I remember the salesman saying about they were great fighting...

wondered a lot what he meant about it.

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Old 08-28-2012, 12:23 PM   #5 
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It is not a rescue if you paid for him.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:30 PM   #6 
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It is not a rescue if you paid for him.

That is not true. Yes it contributes to more bettas coming into the store but that betta was rescued. I do not think it is good to pay for them and contribute, but to each their own.

Just like adopting dogs or cats from shelters- before they are put down, you have to pay for an adoption fee. But they are still rescued.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:35 PM   #7 
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Just Veil tail, not Crown, a Crown tail has webbed tail like sunrays..and he is Veil, like a bridal veil, pretty guy, I just rescued one just like him, he prob was a biter, bit his own tail, but it don't look rotted, if so, it would be breaking off, in black little dirt looking particles..He could use a just clean, warm water, for 3-4 days without salt, keep up with water changes, then if tail doesn't grow back, (well start to) you will see translucent fins, that's growth..then use a lil Aquarium Salt for anothr 3-4 days with 100% full water changes.

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Old 08-28-2012, 12:36 PM   #8 
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I not saying it was bad to get him just saying the pet store still made a profit on it.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:40 PM   #9 
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I payed for the rescue in my profile since the Petsmart has a no selling sick betta's policy and that was the only way I could get him.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:43 PM   #10 
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I truly think every betta is a rescue if it goes home to a decent size tank, heated to 78-82 degrees, with proper feedings, good quality food, and proper water changes.. Although some do need rescued more than others.
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