All right, this rescue story is pretty unique as it takes place closer to home than I would have liked.
This pretty female (I have no clue what type, I suck at guessing with females, but I'm guessing doubletail bi colour dragonscale? Feel free to correct me xD) named Athena was in pretty good condition at a local Petland. Her colours hadn't come in yet, so we had no idea of what a catch we would get!
I wasn't really interested in a female, or another fish since I usually only took in males (but I'm starting to rescue/adopt females because I think they're adorable!) and my tanks were full. My mom wanted to start a sorority, so we had around 4 female bettas in a 10gal and Athena was the leader.
My mother took her betta addiction to a whole new level. She tried to improperly
mate Athena with a different male every week. She did it wrong and I kept trying to to put an end to it and begged her to stop. It got really annoying and i was so upset with her to the point where I stopped talking to her.
In order to rescue Athena from her, I showed my mother that Solus (my male veiltail) had built a beautiful bubble nest. She put Athena in Solus' tank which is in my room, and left. As soon as she was gone, I took Athena out of Solus' tank and began to fervently get my hospital tank ready.
I treated the tank with AQ salt and BettaFix, as well as adding water conditioner. She had various rips in her beautiful fins from the males, and I really wanted to heal her up. I let her acclimate to the temperature and then slowly released her into the tank.
Hopefully I'll be able to convince my mom to leave her alone and allow me to take care of her. Eventually I will upgrade her tank because the hospital tank is only around 1 gallon. But for now, I'm happy I was able to rescue her from my own mother, and I will continue to treat her.
Thought this was a cool macro pic:
She's got a nice mossball and Java Fern in there so lots of plants to hide in :)