I'm a biology major, and last year when I was taking General Biology 3, we had a lab where we studied animal behavior. We had two species to choose from - pillbugs and bettas. We had to do a short experiment with each, and then design our own experiment.
I worked with three lovely females and three gorgeous veiltail males, plus one primary male. I observed the behavior of the primary when he was faced with either a female or a male. Once the lab was over, our lab professor distributed the fish among the staff in the biological department and to any students willing to take them home.
I was in the environmental science building walking to my calculus class. I still had about ten minutes before class, so I stood next to the classroom. I looked over and the usually-empty storage room and was faced with about twenty veiltail males and two females, one very cute Cambodian veiltail and the other a crowntail. The water was so filthy it wasn't clear, but rather yellowed. The fish looked so sluggish and the Cambodian female had ammonia burns so severe it wasn't just her gills, but her entire body.
I looked for someone who seemed to be in charge, but I couldn't find anyone. Do you have any suggestions to who I should talk to about this? The little female might be too far gone, but the other fish could still be saved.