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Old 07-16-2011, 08:03 PM   #1 
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Fifth betta, first rescue

Well, I went into WalMart for a new light bulb and of course had to check out the bettas (being kept right under an air conditioning vent). I noticed a couple of really gorgeous orange ones, a black and red crown tail, a couple of dead ones and one guy with a terrible case of fin rot. It was really hard to pass up an orange veil tail because I have wanted one for the longest time. He is just a standard blue and green veil tail but even though he looks so miserable he did not seem upset or bored, he was very interested in me and what i was doing to him. I just couldn't leave him there even though I really don't have the extra time or energy for another fish. Right now he is in my 2.5 gallon hospital tank until I am sure he is not carrying any diseases, then I will divide my 5 gallon to make space for him. I have never seen stress stripes before in person and boy do they come fast. He was striped in his cup but when I started taking pictures he really turned pale so I stopped before I could get one which wasn't blurry. Right now his tank is covered and I am treating him with AQ salt. I plan on re-homing him once he is healed so if anyone is in the Riverside, Ca area let me know. He would be free to anyone who is a member of this board.

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Old 07-16-2011, 08:49 PM   #2 
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aww.... poor kid. :(
is it just the photo quality,, or does he actually look.... spotty?
i hope hes gonna be alright!
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He really is that spotty. I didn't test the ammonia in his cup but I am sure it was sky high. His dorsal fin is completely gone except for a little chunk of it. His fins all look like curtains after a house fire. I am pretty sure he will survive and heal up just fine though.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:02 PM   #4 
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0_0 nuuuuuuuuuuuu
horrible horrible horrible horrible... and need i say, horrible horrible walmart care?
as bad as weve all seen, ive never seen a spotty betta before (excluding those 'koi' or marbles).. he must be feeling so much better now that youve got him in ur care.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:36 AM   #5 
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Poor guy
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:21 AM   #6 
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Poor baby. hope he gets well!
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:40 AM   #7 
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I left him alone for the night with a towel over his tank but he is still all stripey. I think he ate a blood worm but I can't say for sure. Thanks you guys for the support.
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