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Old 06-17-2013, 07:59 AM   #521 
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Oh, I'm going to probably order from The PlantGuy- http://www.theplantguy.org/ - But in America there are lots of better places to order from, lol.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:50 PM   #522 
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Despite much reluctance from my mom, I got him. He is emaciated, and has fin rot on all of his fins (dorsal, caudal [severe], anal, ventrals). His caudal is almost gone, actually.

Pet stores piss me off so much. When my mom asked me why I was getting him I said "If I don't, he will die since they don't take care of them" and the lady who works there replied with "Yes we do! They get their water changed once a week!" I so wanted to say "Right. You take such good care of them that their tails rot off". So anyways, I ended up ticking two people off with one sentence!

Maybe I made the employee rethink the blatant animal abuse they manage to pull off.

So anyways, here he is! Let's see what I can do with this bugger, at the moment I'm treating him conservatively with aq salt and lots of good food.

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:57 PM   #523 
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Awesome. You had every right to be snarky btw. Did they ever feed him? Poor guy is starved and the water must have been dreadful for that level of rot. yeah once a week jeez how is that working out for them. You know that boy has potential I think. Good for you Matt!
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:01 PM   #524 
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Poor guy :( it's great that you rescued him though! Hopefully he'll recover and show what a wonderful gem he is!
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:04 PM   #525 
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Honestly, and im not just saying this, once he colors up he will look pretty good.

Petsmart employees hate me, but I don't care. Lol!
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #526 
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Good for you, Matt! He's going to be beautiful!
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:38 PM   #527 
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Thanks! I finished acclimation and put him in, he's breathing fairly heavily but that is completely understandable.

Edit- Now that I have him in clear water, it is obvious he is a dragonscale!
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Even for being in such poor conditions, he is a beauty. Good for you for rescuing him, Matt, and you too, LG.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:59 PM   #529 
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Thanks Feng.

So, I got him to eat a NLS. He didn't like omega one XD. Also, he just seems... weak. No better way to describe it. This pic shows his color a bit better-
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And no... He's not turning, nor is this pic at an angle... That is his whole tail. And he only has 1/2 a ventral on one side.
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That is despicable! How can they think it is OK to let an animal degrade to that level. If an animal is losing body parts, you obviously aren't taking good care of it! Good for you for standing up and saving him. I wonder what shape he was in when he arrived at the store and how they did not notice him LOSING HIS TAIL?!
His color is beautiful. You'll bring him around and he will be gorgeous.
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