I rescued Maggie from one of the worst cases of abuse I have seen in all the years I've been doing betta rescues. On 12/15/11 I saw this poor little girl (labeled as a male VT!) from a store. She's clearly not a male and may not even be a VT, could be PK. She practically didn't have any fins left and the edges were all quite dark. The water was so filthy, she could barely be seen. I couldn't leave her, so I decided to try to help her.
Turns out she is quite the fighter! I finished her first course of AQ salt 100% water changes a few days ago and I've recently started her on medicated food. She has been in a small QT since she doesn't swim great. She's well fed, heated and her tank is very clean all the time. I'm not noticing much new growth (I know it can take some time). And her pectoral fins are now missing some chunks. She has no tankmates and nothing sharp in her tank. Basically, what should I do now? Give her time? More AQ salt since the pec fin problem didn't stat until a couple of days ago? I'm going to post a pic from her first days and a more recent video as soon as it uploads. Any thoughts as to what this is and what I can do for her are much appreciated! Thanks so much!