i think Gimpy has a bit less tail than your boy did. only diff is, Gimpy has one sliver of tail in tact, but it's so thin, doesn't do much good. i'm glad your boy pulled through, he's amazing now.
Amen!! Preach it!I also just walked into walmart today, against my better judgment, needing to check for an item. I ended up walking by the pet section. Oh god. The betta cups were FILTHY and the poor fish looked like they were prisoners on death row. And I guess that's not too far off. It wasn't just the betta cups either. Their community fish tanks were also horribly grungy. Is it really so much effort to take a little care to make a living creature's existence at least bearable?
Some days, I really want to just grab these people and shove them into a tiny little box where they have to live in their own excrement and have all of three feet to walk around in.
I hate Walmart and Petsmart. Their care of the bettas is horrible. Petco is the only store close to me that takes good care of their bettas and every now and then even they slip up. Most of my bettas are from Walmart and Petsmart though because I feel the need to save some. I know people are going to keep buying them so they aren't going to stop carrying them so at least I can give 1 or 2 (each trip :shock a good home. Me and my husband have gone so far as to give some of the bettas water changes since no one is ever in that section when we are there anyway. I could go on forever about all the things that make me angry about them!
I hope Gimpy pulls through!!! I will be rooting for him!!