So earlier today, my mother went to petco to get dog treats and, being the awesome person she is ,came home with a baby betta.
She knows I love the little guys and cant walk out of the store without one. But she didnt just pick it up out of niceness this time, she picked it up because of its size and condition. Of the baby bettas Ive seen they are normally about 0.5 of an inch long, this baby is 1/8 of an inch.
The poor little thing was severely malnourished and was in gross and freezing water
. Because of his delicate state I kept him in his cup and did a 90% drip water change. He is floating in my unoccupied half gallon. The water is a toasty 82 degrees. Im hatching brine shrimp as I type, but he happily ate a mix of high quality powdered flakes (WOOHOO!). But my concern is that he swims in a "S" shape. He has improved so much, but that is his only remaining ailment.
Is there anything else I can do to help the little guy?