Whenever I go anywhere that has fish I do a stroll by to see how they look. Well I went to Petco today and did a walk by the bettas. The water was clean and I was about to give them a mental thumbs up and continue on my way until I saw a dead betta rotting in his cup
So then of course I had to check every cup...I found one other dead betta, two who could barely swim and were floating on their sides, and this poor guy. His cup looked clean but had pieces of his tail littering the bottom. I tested it when I got home and the ammonia was off the charts!
I asked the guy working in the fish department if I could have him at a discount because I had the means to heal up his fins. Got him for free as an "adoption"
I was so nervous, I couldn't even make a comment about how horrible it was that none of the associates noticed
He's supposed to be a delta tail male and doesn't have a name yet, though I was thinking about Howie. We'll see.
Here you can see the bits of his tail that have fallen off
Sorry for the novel, I try to keep it short but never can!