short video due to time constraints....
This little guy is as yet unnamed. Found him on the back shelf of a Wal-Mart pet dept. in about 3/4" of murkey water, laying on his side with barely enough strength to surface. Asked the manager to give him to me to try to save him. She refused, apologizing, explaining they can settle with the company for a loss if he should die. I payed full price, about $6.00, and took him home. Here he is about a week later after treatment with aquarium salt and Melafix. He started eating dried blood worms within a couple of days, gained strength, now accepts flakes and is a voracious eater. He has a crooked spine and spends a lot of time on his side. We are gradually raising his water level so he can increase his swimming stamina, so don't worry about the amount of water in the bowl right now, it's only one quart, but is about 12 times what he had in his prison cell. To keep him active we swap out different things in his bowl. This perfectly smooth, flat river rock is his favorite and will probably be there permanently, he loves doing the "king of the hill" thing and it helps him reach the surface easily to grab air. LOL, someone was playing a Micky Mouse video in the background. I think we'll name him Micky :)
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