"Hello my name is Yuri! I have sitting in a cup for almost a month waiting for someone to buy me. However I had to watch all the fancier, long finned bettas go before me... can't people see that even if i'm not fancy I had beautiful changing colors? Look how active I am! But the water was getting also very dirty, my gills hurt and my fins are also getting torn, maybe I'll never be bought... Oh what is this? Someone is looking at me!! And she is taking me home!!!"
"Right now I have a big bowl as my home with a wonderful live plant! I love sleeping in it, I feel safe in it... not like in the store, when I was scared I couldn't hide."
Welcome home Yuri :D
I went to the pet store with determination of saving the halfmoon betta that was chewing up most of his tail... However when I went there, most of their sad looking fish, injured and sick were mysteriously gone. I asked what happened but they said they got "sold" (yeah right...) and they had the cups full of new shipments and such, lots of people were interested in them except this one betta, Yuri, I've gone to the petstore often so I knew he was there for at least 3 weeks, and it wouldn't be long till the shop keepers deemed him "unhealthy" and "unsellable" and he would mysteriously disappear too.
So knowing the flashy bettas always sell I got this betta, he looks like his fins are a bit torn in places, but his gills are inflamated and red D: right now he is in my other betta's old bowl 2,5 gallon and healing up with a bit of Aq salt.
Any suggestions to treat inflamated gills is welcome!
Also feel free to tell me what color he is XD and what type of betta, looks like a plakat maybe?