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Old 06-29-2010, 08:35 PM   #1 
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Saddest Lil CT I Ever Did See (Rescue)

I couldn't not. They gave him to me for free anyways. I had to try and happy him up.

I dunno what to name him but I'm calling him Squirt atm.





Starting to colour up:





He is stressed, skittish and very wiggly atm but he ate 2 pellets. I'm hoping a night in my room neighbouring my nice fish (the non-flaring) will help him settle but he's gonna be a work in progress for a while I think. Poor lil guy.

I'm assuming he's a baby but I've seen some awful cases of malnourished bettas looking similar and he is TINY (no longer than a paperclip). Any advice would be appreciated. I'm uncertain whether to fast him for bloating at such a small size or not as I do the rest. He certainly is hungry though.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:42 PM   #2 
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Awwwwww.......... the cuteness factor is off the charts. I would just feed him a little at a time until he gets healthier. Thanks for taking care of him.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:44 PM   #3 
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Poor little guy! I agree Romad. Glad you saved the little guy!
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:54 PM   #4 
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I just couldn't leave him there looking so tiny and miserable. Hopefully I can change things for him. Will keep you all posted. :)
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:28 PM   #5 
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Awwww! Poor darling. I just got a female like him today. Good thing you found him. Can't wait for updates on him.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:31 PM   #6 
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Aww, he looks so skinny, poor thing. I'm glad he's got a good home now.
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:46 PM   #7 
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Order some NLS grow or attinson's betta pro. Those are two GREAT foods that are chock full of nutrition and will bring him back.

You need to feed him slowly. IMO start with 1 pellet 3 times a day, I would also remove the gravel and monitor his poo, look for signs of constipation and parasitism. It looks like you have him in a 1 gallon drum bowl? I would strongly encourage you to buy a bigger tank or a plastic tub so you can properly heat his tank. Having a well heated tank will help him metabolize faster and absorb more nutrition and get healthy faster.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:48 AM   #8 
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omg the poor guy!!!!
in the best of hands now though! he's very lucky.

feed him slowly, id keep him out of bright light and treat for internal parasites too. very mild dose at least. also agree wit 1fish2fish, id get a a 2.5g critter keeper and have him in a nice warm extra clean tank

he'll be some stunner! wait and see!
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:20 PM   #9 
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Poor guy Im glad you saved him!
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:25 PM   #10 
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Awww... that makes me sad to see bettas in poor shape like that. Glad you saved him! Can't wait to see how he looks once he is healthy.
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