Well I'm brand new to this forum, but I have been reading through tons of threads for about 2 months now. I rescued a little female betta from a friend of mine who almost killed her. When I got Flo and her tank-mate Norman, a snail, from my friend, the water was murky and smelled foul. She was a very pale white and barely moved. The water was icy cold to the touch. My friend had decided to leave them in her apartment with the heat off while she left for winter break for a month.
So I refused to let the fish freeze and starve and I went and picked her up. After an intensive cleaning I reintroduced her. Within 30 minutes she began to get color back into her fins and body. Because I had to leave for winter break (and home is 20 hours away) I left her with a local friend who has aquariums and gave her specific instructions.
So, now that I have them back I came to join the forum and introduce my new baby =) I know she needs a bigger home and I am working on it. Once I pay for my textbooks this week I am hoping to get a 3G tank from craigslist in the area. So for now, I apologize for her habitat, but it is what she came with. I do a 100% water change every night.
I've attached 2 pictures, so I hope they work! If not let me know. The pics are also in my photo album =)