I clearly need more self-control

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Gordinian, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Gordinian

    Gordinian Well Known Member Member

    First of all, happy holidays fishlore!

    So my uncle got me a petco giftcard for christmas this year- bad choice, but, works for me XD And let me just say that I truly intended to get some new decorations for my corn snake with this!

    Well, I'm checking out the bettas (wait, how did I end up there?!?) when I see the sadest looking betta I've ever seen, with fin damage, and floating near the surface (though it's hard to tell what's the surface in those tiny cups). Now, I would normally never get sick bettas like this, but he reminded me SO much of my little Gordon (I've decided to rename Troopaloop) when I first got him that I couldn't just leave him there.

    I acclimated him to my 5 gallon after adding a fourth section to my 20 long for Gordon, who was in the 5 gallon before. As soon as I let him out of his little cup he was all over the tank like he's never had so much room in his life (which he probably hasn't).

    Now for a question: his fins are damaged, but it doesn't look like any fin rot that I've seen. It's more like his fins are shriveled up. What should I do? Do you think good water conditions will be enough?

    Pictures coming soon, just know that he's not as handsome as he should be :/ I've decided to stick with the Supernatural theme I've got going with my bettas, and named him Sammy ;D
     
  2. Ziggi

    Ziggi Well Known Member Member

    While I can't really answer your question (my experience with my gourami's shredded tail says good water and vitachem will work wonders), Congrats:D I'm usually the person who goes in for dogfood and leaves with fish stuff... "oh oops, forgot the dog food, better grab some treats too for forgiveness... ooooo Rams" :p So I relate toowell to the "Wait how did I end up there" - line! Cant wait for the pics!
     
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    Gordinian

    Gordinian Well Known Member Member

    I'm sad to report that Sammy didn't make it through the night :( I guess I knew it might happen, but I was hoping I could turn him around. I'm just happy I got to give him a paradise to live out his last day in.
     
  4. Ziggi

    Ziggi Well Known Member Member

    Awe! :console: I'm sorry to hear that!
     
  5. Novemayune

    Novemayune Valued Member Member

    Aw, poor Sammy - sorry for your loss, but indeed a day in paradise to end his life!
     
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    Gordinian

    Gordinian Well Known Member Member

    Well, I brought that one back because it was still under fishy-warranty. Since I had already made the room in my tanks, I picked up this little guy!

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    Only a couple hours in the tank and he's already bubblenesting :D

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    His name is Victor ;D
     
  7. t

    tress29 Valued Member Member

    Nice crown tail!
     
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    Gordinian

    Gordinian Well Known Member Member

    Even bigger today!

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    The little nerd went on a rampage just after I took the pictures, and started flaring at his neighbors. There are now a few holes in the nest :giggle:
     
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    Gordinian

    Gordinian Well Known Member Member

    Oh lord.... I think I have a problem.

    Here's Gabriel!

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