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Old 10-04-2010, 05:36 PM   #1 
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New Girls, update, and 1st "rescue"

First thing's first... ^_^ I will be getting a 10 gallon by the end of the week, meaning my girls will be able to have the 20 gallon all to themselves soon!

As such... I kinda went on a binge, and bought up the 2 girls I had had my eye on for a while (one great thing about females... no one seems to buy them!)

Girl #1 (Needs a name!)
She'll be remaining in quarantine until I get my 10 gallon set up, and the males moved out!



Girl #2 (Also needs a name!)
She's in a 2 gallon all to herself, with plants, driftwood, filter, heater, the works! LOL. I'm not sure what TYPE of female she is... but she's got an eggspot, so I KNOW she IS female...

But why does she look so different from my other girls? Can she go in the sorority eventually with the others?

Either way, she is GORGEOUS! <3



Update on Amour:

So I thought he was gorgeous before?! Well lookit him NOW! I was like... wth happened? Hahah.

BEFORE

NOW:


COLOUR overload! But gosh, he's stunning looking!

And finally, I think I may have mentioned this in previous posts, but I teach piano for a family, and I had noticed from the get-go that they had a betta in one of those horrible vases with blue marbles and NOTHING else. They didn't use water conditioner, obviously no heater, and the water (whenever I go by), is always murky-yellow. I TRIED to educate them gentally with no results. They had a blue betta before... which died. They replaced him right away with a red one. This poor fella hung around for nearly TWO months, and last week, when I went over for their weekly lesson, I noticed that their newest betta REALLY was not looking good. They were pretty sure he was going to die soon.

Knowing I was over-stepping my role as "piano teacher" a little, I asked if they would mind if I took him home, since he would probably die here anyway.

THEY LET ME!!!

The poor poor poor boy. I really didn't think he'd make the trip home, but it's been nearly 3 days, and he's still hanging on.

Day ONE when I first got him home. *sobs* Poor poor boy!


Day TWO in a heated, daily cleaned and MILDLY salted tank


He LOOKS slightly better to ME >.<

This is my first time trying to bring a betta back to health, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. I know that aquarium salt can help with fin re-growth, but should I be using anything else? I have bettafix, but I haven't used it. I can also get melafix, and probably anything else that is easily found at a commercial petstore.

Thanks in advance...!
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:18 PM   #2 
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Bettafix, melafix. It's all garbage in my opinion. Doesn't do much for my Bettas. Aquarium salt and daily water changes is the way to go :)
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:26 PM   #3 
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wow, your first girl has humongous fins! And your second one is probably a veiltail. ^_^ They are all beautiful, and I personally think I see some improvement in color for your new "rescue" :)
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:17 PM   #4 
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Keep us updated on the rescue and I think he looks more lively in the second photo c: I'm sure he's happy to be free from there.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:19 PM   #5 
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Awwww your little rescue is such a cutie. I hope he heals up nicely!
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:41 PM   #6 
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Such a skinny boy. He DOES look better. Great job so far, can't wait to see how he improves!
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:50 PM   #7 
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1st 'Rescue' - Day 3 Update

Did a 100% water change today. Hope the little fella is going to adjust well >.<

All I can say is... he's a LOT more active today than the first 2 days. ^_^ I take that's a good thing?

PICTURE!

He looks SLIGHTLY more red to me!
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:13 AM   #8 
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He looks a LOT more red today! looking so much better now! If only he'd unclamp those fins lol
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:54 AM   #9 
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He looks so much betta already. Thanks for giving him a chance at a good life.
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:00 PM   #10 
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O: Thats one LOOOOOOOONG finned girly!! xD And gorgeous coloring she has to!!
And AWESOME job n that rescue!! I bet he'll be amazing in a couple weeks ;)

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Bettafix, melafix. It's all garbage in my opinion. Doesn't do much for my Bettas. Aquarium salt and daily water changes is the way to go :)
+1 BTW ;P
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