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Have they fed him? He looks like he's starving an malnourished. Either that, or from what I know a sunken fish belly could be an intestinal parasite. Ask about his poop, if it is long, translucent and stringy, it's a parasite. Don't panic, but I would wait to pick him up until you can be sure of his condition. He can't grow up and let his tail fill out unless he has a quality diet and healthy environment.

Edit: I see he looks young. That could be partially why he looks small and thin. However, It still does look like he's malnourished.
Have they fed him? He looks like he's starving an malnourished. Either that, or from what I know a sunken fish belly could be an intestinal parasite. Ask about his poop, if it is long, translucent and stringy, it's a parasite. Don't panic, but I would wait to pick him up until you can be sure of his condition. He can't grow up and let his tail fill out unless he has a quality diet and healthy environment.

Edit: I see he looks young. That could be partially why he looks small and thin. However, It still does look like he's malnourished.
I asked about food and they said they feed him "once or twice a day", but honestly, I don't know that I believe them. They opened the message, but haven't responded to the poop question. Regardless of his health, I think I want to take this guy and try to help him get better. I can't imagine just letting him starve or die some other way.
 

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If they fed him one pellet a day that would make sense why haha. If you do get him, make sure you quarantine him first to keep a close eye on him before introducing him to your main tank. Do you know if he has been living in that cup or if he has a Seperate tank?

I was actually planning on keeping him alone. I'm not not a fish keeper, but when I saw this guy online and found out he was right down the road I took to my research. I'm cycling a 5 gallon tank right now using my turtle's old filer cartridge. I have a test kit coming in the mail tomorrow. I had no experience or even interest in fish keeping, but here I am now lol.

Oh yeah I have no idea about where he's been living, but I would assume and hope he was put into something else.
 
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