While visting my grandma, my aunt sent in to Wal-mart to pickup some replacement filters. So I went in thinking, ''Good I can pickup some aquasafe while I'm here, but little did I know what lay ahead. It wasn't hard finding what I needed and I was on my way out when a loud women bought to my attention that they had BETTAS!!
I don't understand why Wal-mart wants to sell fish. There right infront was a DIED betta!!
I felt bad for all of them and started to look through them. I wasn't going to buy one until, a old man who worked there came down the ale and started talking to me. He said that he only fed them TWO days a WEEK and that he gave them a bath the day before.
HOW DO YOU DO THAT???!!! Saturday was one of his feeding days and lucky me it was today. He fed the betta I was holding first and asked me to helpout. After he fed them he just plobbed them on the self.
After seeing this and that the pellets they fed them were too big for most to eat, I HAD to save one. I went with the one in my hand, a deep red-orange VT with a dark brown head. One man at Wal-mart didn't even know that they sold fish and HE WORKED THERE. Since I wasn't home he had to stay in his cup until I left on Sunday. I did change his water and at one point he was in the sink and liked it alot. I also tried feeding him, but he didn't eat.
Once I got him home and into his temp 1gal bowl, he was very happy. Today, while giving Remix a water change I put them next to eachother and they had a flaring contest. Boy is he a hot head!
Even when I pulled them apart he still was swiming around with his fins out acting tough. I couldn't think of a name for him and I was thinking of Flame because of his color and attitude, but While watching him and Remix flaring I noticed that he had a black beard and Remix's was red. That made me think of blackbeard the pirate. After that the name stuck. Now he's happily swiming in Rob's old kritter keeper.