Okay, So as I was strolling through Walmart I decided it was time for another fishy! I was so excited and I told my mom to pick one out. There were a FEW out of about 50 or 60 there that weren't tattered up, they had males next to males, one of the fish had blood in his water and I was beyond appalled.
So, mom picked out this little guy, he's just a blue male and I don't think he's anywhere full grown because he isn't as big as any male I've seen or previously owned. Any who, I asked a worker what was wrong with him, and she had no idea. So, I bought him because I didn't want a guilt trip 2 hours home because I didn't buy the poor little fellow!
When we got home, we took a closer look and there are holes in his fins everywhere, he has an appetite, and eats everything, he was nibbling on the plastic plant earlier, so along with the poor treatment I wonder how often he had been fed! The edge of his fins are BLACK. They are all deteriorated, but despite that he swims okay and seems a lot happier in his new home.
Mom went and bought Tetracycline Tablets to see if we can get it to stop, I feel so bad for him! If fish could speak he might have some words to say! I was just wondering if these tablets don't work, is there anything else we can try!?
Will his fins ever grow back so he looks normal? He's a gorgeous dark navy blue color with red streaks through what fins he has left and it would be a shame if he couldn't reach even 1/4 of his beauty potential!!
If anyone has any advice I would surly appreciate it! I'm a horse person, not a fish, so I'm honestly quite stumped!!
P.S. His name is Shredder, how appropriate!