Yesterday afternoon after a friend picked myself and another up from the pet store near me (Its a lovely private one who get all their animals from breeders)
I had brought a new Crowntail who I couldn't resist buying for my new community tank.
Anyway on the way home he mentioned that there was a Betta in his unit, just sitting on the kitchen bench with a note that read "My mum and step dad have abandoned me, please feed me." When we got there I took one look at the tiny glass bowl and almost threw up. I could smell the putrid water from meters away, it was brown and opaque and had about an inch of grime in the gravel. The poor little fish was thankfully still swimming.
Long story short I got him out of the 1 litre glass bowl and into the only spare tank I had (its only 4 litres or a gallon, it'll be upgraded next week when I have some money) He looks fine, but I want to know if there is anything I should look out for? He also hasn't eaten yet, I dropped a flake or two in there this morning to see if he would eat but nothing. He's swimming a bit more but is still very nervous I think.
I wrote on the note that was there, that he had died. The people who had him don't deserve a living fish to come back to.