Betta With Severe Fin Clamp! Help

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by BetterBettaBuddy, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. BetterBettaBuddyNew MemberMember

    So I took a trip to Petsmart on my lunch, to buy my HM Black Orchid a leaf hammock, and while I was there I spotted this very sad little guy. A dragonscale, veiltail with SEVERE fin is the worst I've ever seen. His water was cloudy from too much ammonia, and you could tell he was in a very bad way. I told the manager who said if I want him I could have him, since he is obviously sick, and probably wouldn't make it. Well I took him back to my office, and placed him in a 1.5 gallon heated quarantine tank, added a few drops of bettafix, and now I'm just hoping he comes out of it. Am I missing there anything else I can do to help him come out of this?

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  2. GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    I wish I knew what to do to help you but all I can do I pray for all the little fishies.
  3. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Hi, this is probably caused by his poor conditions while kept at the store.
    I would make sure that the water is always at 78 or above, and make sure his water is extremely clean, with a good source of filtration, but avoid strong flow.
  4. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    Daily water changes! No filter because he probably cant swim, and have a low water level so he can breath. IM sure his fins are pretty when not clamped.
  5. BetterBettaBuddyNew MemberMember

    He didn't make it through the night..:(
  6. GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    Aww:( that sucks...i'm sorry
  7. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    Im sorry he didn't make it, it looked like he was too far gone. He could have been very stressed to. At least you gave him a cozy safe loving warm home for his last moments that wasn't dying in a store. If you have your receipt you can get your money back and find a new rescue. SIP little veiltail.
  8. BetterBettaBuddyNew MemberMember

    The manager had given him to me, for free.. she didn't think he had long to live either..
  9. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    Even better, at least she understood! I need to try that when i go on monday! I always hear them pay full price for a betta whos so sick