Earlier this evening I stopped by work (I work at a pet store) to get some dog food. I always stop by the bettas to check them out and see how everyone's doing. The past few weeks I've noticed some bettas with some fin biting, but nothing too severe. Then today I saw a lot of dirty water, and bettas that just looked "off" I picked up a couple that looked "off" but couldn't put my finger on what was wrong. I put them back ( I wanted to take them home so badly, but I have no space). Then I noticed a purple VT that has no anal fin.
I picked him up and he looked at me and pleaded "help me". I put him back, but he watched me as I began to walk away. I looked back at him and saw his pleading eyes "help me".
So... he came home with me. I think I found him a home once I fix up that fin. But, now I am tasked with fixing up that fin. He is in a 2.5 g, conditioned with Stress Coat + and about 1/4 IAL floating in the tank (he seems to really like the leaf). There doesn't appear to be any signs of fin rot, but I tested the water from his cup. The ammonia level was 4 on the API test chart once, and 8 on the test chart the second time. He might have some ammonia burns (I can't tell if it's his coloring or not) as well. He ate a couple NLS pellets tonight, I left a freeze dried bloodworm in the tank (he didn't show interested in the pellets, so I tried the bloodworm, then he became interested in the pellets) so he can eat that if he decides he wants to.
I don't want to name him (since I plan on adopting him out), but I've already started calling him Ranger. I don't know why, it was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw him.
Can you think of anything else I need to do?