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This poor guy had a rough start with pop eye, dropsy, fungus, and deadly water. With daily 100% water changes and metro meds for 14 days and a few months later, here he is now in his new tank! The story behind him is I pretty much yelled at a manager at a store and he said well take care of it and I pretty much flat out said no you won't you're going to put him in the back on the self to die. I said I'll take him for free. After some thinking the manager agreed and let me leave with him. Probably because it was 10:30 pm :rofl

First day I got him :no: the water levels were deadly.

pH: 6.0

Ammonia: literally off the chart, It was a dark blue.

Nitrites: 5ppm

Nitrates: 100ppm 40FC2FCB-92E5-4F7F-AD84-379DECC3D4FE_zpsCF398CBB-708A-4E41-BDC9-8304083A034D_zpsCF8D20FE-3EE4-4398-BFB9-DBAF18F85655_zpsDC67CC82-52B6-4E8A-B3A1-F9DC4219BCA9_zps and now for the after!! :D956FF2A2-2693-49F9-A87F-D1BF87B5056B_zps5622B825-E52A-4D68-8396-14A988BC0892_zpsi know it's not much, but it's better than death. :(. He's in a 1 gallon filtered mini now with TMS and some live plants. I'm going to be getting many more plants for him and maybe a nerite snail. :)

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Thank you! :)

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Hooray for a happy ending!  He's a really lovely red, without any wash of blue that I can see -- quite stunning!

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Thanks DeeDee!

Nope! No blue! And the pictures don't do him any justice :o

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He's gorgeous Mikey!!!!! You did a FANTASTIC job with him!!!!!

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He is gorgeous, Mikey.  His little tank is adorable.  Can I please suggest to put in a taller plant for him to rest near the surface of the tank.  I know you said you were going to get more plants but perhaps you have a soft artificial plant laying around in your room to use for now.

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Thank you guys!! :grouphug

I'm going to get a taller Anubias and also a betta leaf to put under the filter so he can rest on it away from the light and flow :)

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I'm glad that it worked out well for the both of you.  He looks quite well! :)

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Looks great Mikey!!  :nana

 

I'd skip the nerite if I was you.  At least til he's in a bigger tank . . . 

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Thanks!!! :D

Okay, I guess I'll pass on it.

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Aw, how nice! He must be so happy now. :D

 

PS: It looks like he might be a spade tail! :o

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Thanks!!! :)

Spade tail?

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Thanks!!! :)

Spade tail?

Their tails come to a point:

 

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Oh cool! :) yes, that's what his looks like!

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Good job Mikey!
Some good accommodations and TLC looks like it's done wonders for him! :) 

Glad you also let the manager have it  :bat: He should have known better. 

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Thank you!! :)

I was just done I let it allll out :rofl3

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This place does. I will. Is disclose it though. I'll only say it's a chain store but doesn't start with a p... A w

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This place does. I will. Is disclose it though. I'll only say it's a chain store but doesn't start with a p... A w

Might not be in Canada! 

Over here we have a horrible chain Pig PAl's (this is jumbled obviously) that has had the worst looking stock I have EVER seen. I bought a fish years ago (my poor Bentley!  :rip: ) Which I had bought from a tank that looked clean, turns out they were all infected with bacterial ulcers and died 2 weeks later in my care  :doh11:. That was so horrible that I had to take apart the filters and tank to disinfect it after his death...

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Your Betta looks fantastic! You did such a great job with him :thumb:

 

I have been to pet stores where many Bettas are dead on the bottom of their cups, growing a huge fuzz all around its body and the water is so discolored and cloudy that you can tell the poor things have died long ago and no one even noticed so they can be removed. :no:

 

Hmmm...now that I look at my Female Betta Lilly, she has a pointed tail too so she must be a spade tail as well :)

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