So I went to Petsmart tonight, with the intentions of coming home with one, possibly two bettas. There has been this little mustard gas/chocolate female there -she's brown with orange fins, not sure what color that makes her - and every time I go there I feel like I need to take her home...so I did. My sorority will now have possibly 10 females (if my baby betta is a female), and I'm done with female bettas now, LOL.
Anyway, there was this orange dragon boy there who has been there forever also. He just lays on the bottom of his cup and looks sad, and upon closer inspection there was obvious fungus growing on all of his fins. It almost looked like someone had stuck cotton balls to the ends of his fins, and I pointed it out to a girl there and asked her if she'd give him to me at a discount because I wanted to try and save him. She went to ask her manager, and came back and told me they can't sell sick animals and they'd need to QT him in the back for a few days and see if they could help him. I talked to the manager, her name is Steph, and she's actually really cool most of the time, and she said that she CAN adopt out really sick fish but they need to try to help him first. She also said this particular betta eats very well, and that all the bettas look sad in their cups. Didn't say anything when I mentioned the fungus. I'm kind of mad, because if I would have known they would have said that I would have just sucked it up and paid $10 for him, lol! Plus, 90% of the bettas there have fin rot...so TECHNICALLY they're sick. I didn't say anything about that though, I should have.
I fully plan on going back in a couple days and seeing if he's still there, if so, I'm buying him. I don't even have another tank to put him in at the moment (my 2g will be freed up soon though, once my HMDT's fin rot is cured) but I am fully prepared to go buy another 5g set up and just put him in my bedroom. I just feel so bad for the poor guy.
Betta fever, what have you done to me?