But this sweetie broke my heart. The condition he was in when I first saw him was horrible. I was at Big Al's yesterday and I was going to buy a fantastic green/black lace HM but decided to take a second look, and this is when I spotted them - bettas that had SBD, fin rot, ich - the undisplayable bettas I suppose. They were stuffed under a shelf on the counter, out of the way. They were all in DIXIE CUPS, for heavens sake. Like the smallest plastic things imaginable. It was so sad. Shot glasses would have been bigger. They were all filthy and just plain disgusting.
I just couldn't see him in there forgotten and waiting to die. The guy at the front just gave him to me because HE didn't know what he was.
I think Dixie (rescue boy) might be a CT. His body weight is okay, not spectacular but I think he'll make it. Fin rot has wreaked havoc on his fins; in his cup little bits of red fin were floating around. Right now he's feeling much better, is unclamped and swimming around a lot. I've got him in a small container with BWE and salt and I'm planning to use Pierre's old tank.
I guess it was fate. When I got home with Dixie ... Pierre had become very sick and I had to euth him :(
I'll get pics of Dixie ASAP.