I really, really do.
I was at Big Al's this morning because I wanted to pick up a hydor heater, went to the betta section all they had were some very sickly looking ones .... Some were heads on sticks they were so thin. It just made me so sad that I nearly left the minute I saw them, but I watched one little green marble delta fella more than the others, and slowly fell in love with him. He was trying to move around in his little cup, and every time he did he would look back at me. He was almost begging to be taken home. I got him for a quarter of what they'd usually sell deltas and HMs for, but the fish guy must have known that or he just didn't notice I'd switched lids. ;)
He needs a lot of TLC. Like tons. He's very, very thin and his fins look tattered and brittle. I want him to be healthy again so badly because I know he'll be a stunner. He's currently in a 1g container. I'm watching him to see how he acts, since he might have internal parasites. At least he's not clamped or anything .... Just emaciated. I am keeping my hopes up for him. He'll get mostly frozen foods for now, just to get some bulk on him, and sparingly, only until he builds up some metabolism.
Anyone else have to deal with emaciated bettas? And if you have, are there any tips you can share?