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Old 10-08-2009, 11:16 PM   #1 
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Unhappy new rescue fish, joey!

went to petco for some water conditioner and came home with a new friend.

i guess there haven't been new bettas there for at least a month, so there was the bottom of the barrel left, all the fish looked pretty bad. this guy in particular though was labeled as a "halfmoon" but his fins were so chewed up that the veiltails had more finnage than him. he was a very faded, weird color and i knew no one else would take him, especially when i asked if they'd give me a discount (he was $14!) and they said no because he was a halfmoon, he "just isn't a very good specimen". i know i probably should have walked out and not given them any money, but i couldn't leave the poor little guy to die at the store, no one else was dumb enough to pay $14 for a fish that looked like it was on it's way out and hardly had any fins, so i took him.

he is swimming, but he moves very slowly and isn't really eating, i'm really worried. i tried pellets, flakes, and blood worms. he will eat a bit of the worms if i make them into tiny pieces, but he really isn't eating much and he is so skinny and tiny. any ideas on what i can do for him?

i put in some betta fix and salt.

somehow these pictures make him look less pathetic than he actually looks :-p



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Old 10-08-2009, 11:19 PM   #2 
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Awww, poor guy!

At least he's being taken care of now. Hope he gets better.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:21 PM   #3 
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Poor fishie! I hope he gets better.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:21 PM   #4 
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I think just keeping him in warm, clean water will help. Poor thing! I'm so glad he was rescued. Don't worry too much if he won't eat. Bettas seldom eat the first few days after bringing them home. He should perk up in a few days. Please keep us posted on how he's doing and good luck with him.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:23 PM   #5 
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i will! i really hope i can save him, he's the cutest little thing!

thanks everyone :)
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:35 AM   #6 
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he seems to be coloring up a little. there's hope :)
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:31 AM   #7 
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aw, that's awesome that you saved him. i wish there was some way you could give fish little hugs lol. don't worry about him not eating, it might take him a couple days to get used to his new home. keep us updated on his progress
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poor baby hope he gets better keep us posted :)
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:08 PM   #9 
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Good luck with him.
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:19 PM   #10 
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Good luck with him!!!!! I rescued one. I wasn't sure he was going to make it! He is all healthy and beautiful now. (in my avatar :)

LOL my dog's name is Joey. :)
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