My two latest rescues. No names yet. Found them at a Petco (along with about 16 others I wanted to take home and nurse back to health
) and they looked like they were the two closest to death, so they were the chosen ones. I'm familiar with that store and until recently, they'd been taking pretty good care of their bettas. It was like one day they just decided to stop.
It made me so angry I forgot about my anxiety long enough to make two employees promise to change the water before the end of the day. I haven't been back since then, but I hope they were sincere.
Found this one lethargic with buoyancy problems, clamped fins, and a complete lack of color on his body. The water in his cup tested at 4ppm
After a week of good food, clean water and consistent heat, his behavior and buoyancy are way better. He's still a little see through, but now his body is taking on a rosy color.
This guy was very lethargic, with mild SBD symptoms and dull colors, and the top portion of his caudal fin was completely missing (it almost looked like it had been pinched/clipped off in a straight line). I honestly expected him to die overnight, especially after I tested his water for ammonia and saw it was 8ppm
Improved almost immediately though! He's now very perky and growing his fins back. And as you can see, he's gorgeous.