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Old 10-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #1 
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My newest rescue...

I went into Petco 3 days ago for some mealworms... of course I just had to look at the Bettas. Huge mistake. LOL. I saw this little sad halfmoon male sitting in very nasty water. He had bad fin rot and was looking very skinny. I told myself that I just could not manage another fish and so I left without it. After I left I started feeling really bad for the little guy, so I told myself that if he is still there the next time I go in I will rescue him. Fast forward to today... I stopped by just to run in and check if he was still there. He was. I grabbed his cup and found a manager to ask for a discount. WOW! He asked me why I want a discount and I explained to him that the fish has fin rot and I would like to adopt him and give him the proper care so he doesn't die. The manager then says, "well isn't there any others over there?" Uh duh... but I want this particular one so he doesn't just keep getting neglected then die. Reluctantly he finally says he will discount him for me. The whole time he still kept arguing with me that they change their water twice a week. I pointed to the cup and said does that really look like it has been changed recently!?! He actually told me it's because they feed them. HAHA... really!?! I told him I have about 15 bettas at home, I know what they are suppose to look like and I know how to care for them and I can tell when a betta is sick. So... here is my new little rescue... for now I am calling him Phoenix.





The ammonia in his "clean" cup...


I think the black flakes are pieces of his rotted tail...


He is in a 1 gallon hospital tank for now so I can give hime 100% daily water changes of his salt baths. He already is looking better.







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Old 10-26-2012, 04:20 PM   #2 
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He is already after just a couple of hours...









The flash came on...
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:21 PM   #3 
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He's going to look amazing when he gets better! :)
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #4 
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cant wait to see how pretty he gets!:D
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:26 PM   #5 
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Yep, he's going to be a beauty!:)
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:09 PM   #6 
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He is already looking great!!! You are awesome for saving him!!! I can't wait to see him all healed up!!!! More pics!!! xD
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:17 PM   #7 
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He's going to look amazing when he gets better! :)
ditto!
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:20 PM   #8 
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He will look great for sure.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:44 PM   #9 
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Thanks for the kind words and support. Here are pictures of him from day 2 and 3.

Day 2:







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With flash...
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:04 PM   #10 
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Um wow he is coloring up like crazy! poor little guy! Im sure he is super healthy with you! I love the name Phoenix!
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