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