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Old 08-24-2011, 04:26 PM   #11 
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whoo! okay, haha, i followed your instructions and man that stuff is stinky! lol. pellets soaking as i type. hopefully little fella will down something this afternoon :)
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:06 PM   #12 
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OMG, he ate the tiniest bit and kept it down! it was maybe a fraction of a full pellet but he ate it and it's the most he's eaten yet (: it's a step! soaking more pellets!
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:22 PM   #13 
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yay! when he gets a bit more accustomed, he might start to eat more, here's hoping!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:55 PM   #14 
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he ate a little more, i'm so proud of him! (:
i think he's getting grumpy now, running away from me. i think he wants to rest lol.
i keep pushing food at him and it's where i have a piece in my tweezers, holding it in front of him, and he'll swim forward a bit and nip at it. he's being a little bit of an awkward swimmer right now but i figure it's just being tired/starved.

here's a pic of him right now-




maybe he's gotten a little more color? :D
/is hopeful!
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:41 PM   #15 
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Aww, he does look skinny, poor guy. I'm so glad he ate for you! And yeah, that garlic stuff is peeeyeww. When I have to use it to feed my fishies their breakfast I just about get sick. Garlic is a lot to handle in the morning.

He looks good, both of you keep up the great work. :)
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:34 PM   #16 
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haha, yeah, my entire room smells like garlic. which was icky at first but now i just want italian food. xD

he's been eating some more! :D he ate an entire pellet this morning. this is how he's looking now:





colored up with the water changes and food in his system :D
this guy is gonna make it. he's working for it!
sooo gonna take him back to the LFS when he's gorgeous and be all, hey, look at what this fish is SUPPOSED to look like.


also do you guys see how long his pectoral fins are? o.o
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:36 PM   #17 
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He looks so much better, I can see that lovely red color starting to come in. He's going to be one handsome, handsome fish. You're doing a great job with him, hmckin. :) You're well on your way to being a bona fide betta rescuer.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:09 PM   #18 
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Sakura, I sooo wouldn't know how to do anything without all the great help you've been giving me! He's got you and this great community to thank as well.
Thanks, haha. I'm glad he's getting better. I can't wait to see what he looks like when he's healthier. (:
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:43 PM   #19 
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DARK photos, but i took some of soldier today anndd i found he was blowing bubbles in his tank c:




he's finally up to eating just soaked whole pellets. not pieces of garlic soaked ones. so we're progressing!

also this is really cute:



mini bubble nest!
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Yahoo, I'm so glad he's eating whole pellets! He's definitely making progress, you're doing great with him. :) And his little bubblenest is so cute. Maybe he'll make it bigger while you're not looking and surprise you.
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