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Old 04-21-2010, 08:10 PM   #1 
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Unhappy 2 New Rescues - Very Sad

I cannot believe someone did this. I was at Walmart shopping earlier, and decided to go look at the fish. I was looking at their betta fish and they had them stacked on these shelves, like 3 rows deep. Way at the top, in the very, very back, I found a container and decided to see what color betta fishy was in it.

This is what I found...

Yes... 2 male betta fish... crammed into one cup. Either someone thought this would be funny as hell to do, and then hide them in the back of the shelf, or they ran out of extra cups, and decided what the he!!, and stick both of them together. Either way it's sick, appalling, and downright sad. I didn't want to support this type of abuse, but I couldn't leave them there like that, they would've just suffered and died ... so I bought both of them.

The blue male must've been the alpha, he's got some major fin nippage, but the other male is just... a sad sight to see.

*Shakes head* He's in bad shape, breathing with his mouth open, but still swimming around a bit in his new container. Here's a few more photo's...

The other male...

For now, I have the larger blue male is a 2 gallon container, and the smaller one that's in bad shape in a 1 gallon container. I'm going to give it till Monday to see if the one in bad shape makes it. If he does, I have a 10 gallon and all supplies, and I'm going to get a divider and divide it, so they'll each have 5 gallons. If he doesn't make it (I really hope he makes it... poor guy), I'm going to pick up a 5 gallon tank kit like Tofu is in.

There's a possibility that the one in bad shape is a female, but so many fins are missing, it's hard to tell right now. However, this particular Walmart does not carry females. Ever. So... that's why I keep thinking it's likely another male. Either way... it was a sick and depraved thing for someone to do. They're not called fighting fish for nothing.

The better off male in his new, temporary 2 gallon home...

The new temporary 1 gallon home of the one that's in bad shape...

Poor baby... hiding in his plant...

That's all the pics I have.

Anyone got any name suggestions?
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:14 PM   #2 
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That is just disgusting! I'm sure a couple kids thought it would be fun to see them fight. Poor babies...they're lucky you found them. :) I'm bad with
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:16 PM   #3 
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Aww poor guys :( glad you found them before they killed eachother. Hope the bad off one makes it.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:17 PM   #4 
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Oh no! That's such a horrible thing for someone to do. I really hope he makes it.

As for names, I like Blackavar for the guy in bad shape. It's from the book "Watership Down", it's about a group of rabbits, but here's Blackavar's description from wiki:
" A rabbit with very dark fur who tries to escape from Efrafa but is apprehended, mutilated [ears shredded and such], and put on display to discourage further escape attempts. When he is liberated by Bigwig, he quickly proves himself as an expert tracker and ranger."
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:20 PM   #5 
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Awe, it looks as if they will turn out beautiful when they heal...
poor things
for some reason the name sushi popped in my head for the worse one... that would be kinda mean though...
Chauncey meand good luck or good fortune
Ennio means predesitined
Felix means lucky
Maddox also means lucky
Ning and Pang :)
Kelp for the greenish one
and strudel for the other?
I am glad you found them O_O
what did walmart do?
price you for two bettas?
I would have told them, "uhm you guys were stupid enough to have two in one cup, so I think a single betta price is sufficient."
Man, that sucks for them...
but at least they have a good owner and a happy home now :3
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:30 PM   #6 
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Awwwww....Poor babies. I hope they get better. I would help you with a name, but I am awful with names.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:38 PM   #7 
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OMG!!!! That makes me wanna puke! how could someone do that!!! :@ :( :(


Ohhh keep us updated i wanna know how the one is doing! :( X my fingers! (and toes)

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Old 04-21-2010, 09:00 PM   #8 
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That's HORRIBLE D: Poor baby! I hope he's doing alright, let us know!

(The other male is quite a beauty though)
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:07 PM   #9 
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Alright, I've picked names. I stuck with the food theme (all my past betta's were food names) and the "T" theme.

We have, Tuna and Taco. Taco is the battered one, Tuna is the male that's a bit better off.

Tofu, Tuna and Taco, LOL. Now I'm hungry.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:18 PM   #10 
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that is disgusting. I can't believe someone actually did that! How stupid people can be amazes me.
Best of luck for Tuna and Taco, I hope their fins grow back nicely.
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