I was at a petco yesterday (remember remember the 5th of november) and I saw this royal blue/slight purple maybe vt wiggling about energetically in awful water conditions. The water was almost yellow, he has sb, his fins are super clamped, and his stress stripe was obvious. So needless to say I couldn't leave him with all that spirit in such terrible water conditions. I ask for a manager and convinced him this betta will die if I don't take him. It worked.
So far I've acclimated him to clean water, put him in a heated hospital t 81*, 2tsp/g epsom salt, api stress coat, a couple dried oak tree leaves, and I've changed the water every 12 hrs.
If any of you wonderful betta experts have any suggestions on what I'm doing or what I'm not doing please let me know for Buddy's sake.