I was at Walmart, just looking at the bettas when I saw this one betta. He was chocolate brown and he had finrot so bad they labeled him as a crowntail. And he was in a pile of flith. I had to say, this guy was the one. That one fish you keep coming back to when you put him down. I had to get this dude, even thought it was really wrong to.
I got him home and put him (still in his cup) in my spare 5 gallon and within seconds he perked up. After the grueling acclimation process I let him go. I had to name him Neliel. Pretty name, eh?
Weelllpp I just had a few questions. His fins are messed up. He has finrot with black at the end of his tail, tail curling, and it looks like someone tried to get him with a net but crushed his tail a bit. Do you think his tail will heal? Also, he is tiny, his body is an inch or so and he has small eyes, but he has a tail of an adult and his pectoral fins are big too. Anything weird here?*
Other than that, he looks perfect. He is curious and glaring at poor Aki across the room and he doesn't stop moving. Right now, his color is getting richer. The tank is at 80* ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 10ppm.*
Ps when I was speaking in past tense I meant a few hours ago ;). And for Christmas, Aki is getting a 450 gallon pond!!