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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Saved a Betta today..

I saved a betta today. Reggie is his name. At the pet store I volunteer at they had a betta in a tiny bowl the day before yesterday because they didnt have a tank to put him in and the tank they had him in had Tetras that had eaten his fins partcially off. Well this morning he jumped out of the bowl and was almost dried up on the floor when one of the ladies found him and put him in a bowl with another male because she thought it was a female because its fins were torn off!! Well when I got there I started screaming that it was a male and then she took it and put it back in with the tetras and the tetras tore what was left of his fins off in a couple seconds? I put him in a little square bowl like thing and took him home today. Poor guy looks miserable but is hangin in there. He is purple and blue and I named him Reggie.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 07:37 PM
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Oh dear. The poor little guy. Have you treated him? I have used Melafix on my goldfish (Stephanie told me) and it worked wonderfully.

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Use Melafix.Thats what I used when I had an injured betta.I hope he recovers soon.




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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, I'll get some of that. Keep him in your prayers, I really want this stressed little guy to recover and live.
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Good luck with him!


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Good luck with him! Wrap the tank in a towel to keep it quiet and dark. Make sure he's warm, too.




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OHHHH MY! Hes SOOOO lucky that you saved him...he was almost killed by that male...good thing you were around! keep us posted on some updates..hes in my prayers, hopefully he will recover quickly


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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2007, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you =) Reggie is not doing real well, I noticed some type of fungi growing on his fins and the top of his head where the male betta had torn is scales of..
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2007, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Little Reggie passed away yesterday =( In the morning I noticed some fungus on his fins and his head and his breathing was much slower than before. He passed away that night. =(
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I am so sorry you lost him.I just lost a betta today.

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poor guy..at least his last moments were in a peaceful place...and now hes someplace much better


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make it through
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2007, 10:53 PM
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Aww I'm sorry - at least you tried, that's all you could have done


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