Operation Fish Rescue

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fishesnstuff:

I really would like to find a new home for this pretty girl. 
I (stupidly) bought her thinking that males and females could live together in the same tank. Hell even someone at PetSmart said that and I believed her. I should have done my research beforehand. So, for the past few months she’s been living in this itty bitty breeding box which I clean out at least twice a week since it gets so gross. I would love to find someone to take her and put her in her own big tank, maybe introduce her into a sorority tank or just her with some tetras. She is kind-of aggressive, but she’s beautiful and very active. Her name is Regina. I will only give her up to someone who will take good care of her and not put her in a tiny tank. 
Must-haves:
heater
filter
at least 5 gallons
lots of live plants
someone who knows how to take care of fish
If you live near central Indiana, please either reblog this or send me an ask. She deserves better than this little box. 

I so would if I was allowed to have another tank here!!! Spade tails are hard to find!!! Are you sure that’s a female? Regardless, he/she is an awesome looking fish!

bettaluva:

fishesnstuff:

I really would like to find a new home for this pretty girl. 

I (stupidly) bought her thinking that males and females could live together in the same tank. Hell even someone at PetSmart said that and I believed her. I should have done my research beforehand. So, for the past few months she’s been living in this itty bitty breeding box which I clean out at least twice a week since it gets so gross. I would love to find someone to take her and put her in her own big tank, maybe introduce her into a sorority tank or just her with some tetras. She is kind-of aggressive, but she’s beautiful and very active. Her name is Regina. I will only give her up to someone who will take good care of her and not put her in a tiny tank. 

Must-haves:

  • heater
  • filter
  • at least 5 gallons
  • lots of live plants
  • someone who knows how to take care of fish

If you live near central Indiana, please either reblog this or send me an ask. She deserves better than this little box. 

I so would if I was allowed to have another tank here!!! Spade tails are hard to find!!! Are you sure that’s a female? Regardless, he/she is an awesome looking fish!

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copperbettas:

Sorry for posting such a sad photo
It’s infuriates me that I see this at Wall-mart pretty much every single time I go there, it’s so heartbreaking that they allow their fish to look like this(and the aquariums are horrible, they had catfish with no fins because they put them in with the African cichlid and I usually see ick infestations). Animal abuse cannot be tolerated no matter if it’s a simple cheap fish or a expensive Goliath palm cockatoo. bettas are so often neglected as well, they need at least a 2.5g with a heater. I can understand keeping them in small cups at the store but the water must be maintained or they will die a pitiful death.
Hopefully this girl will survive and I can get some happy photos of her. If you feel like rescuing a fish from wall-mart never just buy them, go to costumer survive and get a discount and make them aware of the bettas condition.

copperbettas:

Sorry for posting such a sad photo

It’s infuriates me that I see this at Wall-mart pretty much every single time I go there, it’s so heartbreaking that they allow their fish to look like this(and the aquariums are horrible, they had catfish with no fins because they put them in with the African cichlid and I usually see ick infestations). Animal abuse cannot be tolerated no matter if it’s a simple cheap fish or a expensive Goliath palm cockatoo. bettas are so often neglected as well, they need at least a 2.5g with a heater. I can understand keeping them in small cups at the store but the water must be maintained or they will die a pitiful death.

Hopefully this girl will survive and I can get some happy photos of her. If you feel like rescuing a fish from wall-mart never just buy them, go to costumer survive and get a discount and make them aware of the bettas condition.

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He always flares up when I go over to give him his food. Or when I go near his tank at all. He certainly has a nice set of gills. He’d get all the lady fish if they were here.

He always flares up when I go over to give him his food. Or when I go near his tank at all. He certainly has a nice set of gills. He’d get all the lady fish if they were here.

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I’ve never had a betta eat as much as Mira. He gets 8 pellets a day and finishes them ALL, then flares at me and swims around hoping to get more. He’s getting really big! And look at those colors! How did such a gorgeous fish ever end up half dead on the back of the shelf at Walmart?

I’ve never had a betta eat as much as Mira. He gets 8 pellets a day and finishes them ALL, then flares at me and swims around hoping to get more. He’s getting really big! And look at those colors! How did such a gorgeous fish ever end up half dead on the back of the shelf at Walmart?

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Mira is doing splendidly. Can you believe this is the same fish that wouldn’t eat a month ago?

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alabasterwaterfordnebulae asked: i am so happy to see how well Mira is doing. it is amazing. i commend you. i have to ask, have to taken any steps in the pursuit of legal action by any chance?

Thank you! He’s so happy now, it’s amazing how much he turned around!

I haven’t done any more than write a complaint to the Walmart corporation and reported the poor customer service to the local store’s manager, I’m afraid. I’m back at school now so I wouldn’t have time to do anything on a legal level.

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When I woke up yesterday this little guy was actively swimming around and looking for food. I think it’s safe to say that this betta is healed. I have decided to name him “Mira”, short for “miracle”.

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Operation Fish Rescue: Day 7

He’s looking better, especially now that he’s got food in him. He’s moving around a little more and I even saw him swim to about 1.5 inches above the gravel, which is more than his usual 1 inch. I’m still feeding him in his cup so he can get the food easier.

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Operation Fish Rescue: Day 6

When I woke up today, my little rescue fish (as I have been calling him) was more active than yesterday. He seems interested in his surroundings, although he still does not swim more than an inch above the gravel. I tried to put food in again, and I think he wants to eat but is unsure where to get the food. I have a feeling he was never in anything larger than a cup where he saw the food right above him. I’m going to try putting him in his old cup filled with his tank water and put him in there to see if he tries to eat food there. Afterwards I’ll put him back in his tank of course. I’ll let everyone know if it works.

Edit: He ate the food! He mostly ate the freeze dried bloodworms, but he did take one or two of the pellets. I’m so happy that he’s finally got some food in him, I really hope this is a a sign for good things to come!

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reyquin-deactivated20120121 asked: Hi there, I found your blog from the Betta tag. I can't offer you any advice other than what you've gotten already, but I wanted to tell you I really appreciate and respect what you're doing. Every time I go to Walmart I get so mad at their fish aisle, I can't believe living creatures are allowed to be treated with such negligence. I really hope your friend picks up soon, my heart goes out to him. Thank you for doing everything you can for the poor guy. <3

Thank you for the kind message, it makes me happy to know a lot of people are rooting for this little guy :) If I had the time and space I would have taken them all, but I only have one extra tank and not a lot of room at my apartment. I picked him because he appeared to be the least healthy of all of them. But again, thank you so much for your support!