So... my boyfriend and I went to the movies tonight and then to Walmart which ended up with me buying a poor helpless betta fish that literally was living in PURE FILTH. The only male betta on the shelf was left alone, nobody to care for him and nobody would buy him because of what his water looked like. I bought him because I knew he would be a dumpster fish before next week. I'm worried though, because every fish I have bought from Walmart has died from that Cotton disease so I'm unsure of how to handle him even though he's showing no symptoms (yet).
He's still a young little fellow and I haven't named him yet. But I have some photos of what he looked like when I bought him. Someone had poured like 20 grains of this "orangish" looking food into his cup. He would not breathe hardly, he wouldn't move. He just sat there. I thought he was dead at first. When I changed the water about 5 minutes ago. I had to do a double water change to get the nastiness out of the tank. The smell from the cup literally made me gag. I had to cover my nose. Poor guy. He seems happier now but I hope he doesn't die. So I'm not exposing him to my other bettas in their split tank.
Sorry for the low quality guys! I'll upload a better one later. I put him in my emergency tank because honestly, it was an emergency. The little guy is SO much happier now. I'll add him in with my 3 other bettas in the split tank if he doesn't show any signs of illness within the next 3 months or doesn't die (praying!!). He's also flared at Slayer from across the tanks. ;D <3