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Old 03-27-2013, 04:21 PM   #1 
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my fourth betta, a lfs purchase/rescue!

i stopped into my lfs because they also carry a tiny selection of things for small mammals and i wanted to see if they had anything that might interest my rabbits and of course i stopped to look at the bettas...which were in deplorable condition. their cups were smaller than petsmart/petco's and FILTHY. one beautiful pastel purple veiltail had a..cotton-y substance at the bottom of his. i happened to have a heated empty 10g so i knew one of the less sickly (i don't have any experience with anything other than finrot and didn't want to get in over my head) was coming home with me. i was torn between two boys with finrot and of course, one flared at me! choice made! when i went to purchase him they dumped him out of the cup and into FREEZING water in a bag. i am honestly a little shocked he survived it, the water felt so cold to me. but i'm so happy he did, meet alium!

(not the best photos, they were done with my phone with a very speedy fish)







his poor fins!

he coloured up quite a bit once he got warmed up, these were taken right before i switched him to a cup so i could start acclimating him to the water







i can't wait to see him healed and happy!
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:24 PM   #2 
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He is going to be gorgeous for sure. Great find. :)
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:50 PM   #3 
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He is so very beautiful!!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:59 PM   #4 
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thanks :)

i just snapped these before putting him into his new tank, i took an extra long while with his acclimation since his day was so rough, i can't believe how much he's changed! his body has gone from a murky grey to a lovely deep black and blue, his blue is so vibrant!

(don't worry about the cup in these! it's never had coffee in it or anything! it's always a little silly seeing them in starbucks cups during tank changes but for some reason solo cups HATE me and always crack, so far these have worked much, much better)



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Old 03-27-2013, 11:18 PM   #5 
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I just can't get over his beauty. :3
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:39 AM   #6 
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Very cool coloring! He looks better already!
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:11 AM   #7 
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He looks amazing already! Good job on rescuing him!
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:16 PM   #8 
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he's stunning!
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:20 PM   #9 
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he is very pretty!!!! he is lucky that you rescued him!!! if you wanted to you could divide your 10g for the other male you wanted to get!
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:25 PM   #10 
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Beautiful boy! Love his coloring! Great job bringing him home!
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