Good rescue! Isn't it amazing the things that people will put bettas through? At least being only 8 years old he sort of had an excuse (where was mom?). But I knew someone who had a betta "for" her TWO year old! Yeah right. Which meant that mom "took care" of him. For her that meant a tiny bowl that was never cleaned, there was so much algae and gunk growing on the rim of the bowl! And to top it off, she said she couldn't afford fish food, so she was feeding him animal crackers! Can you imagine? I tried so hard to rescue that fish but she said that her son would be heartbroken and she couldnt give it up! I did go and buy her some betta food AND I bought her some food for her dog, who was eating potato chips and cereal! Some people!
55 gal with 3 fancy goldfish. 2 goldies in QT, 23 flatback hex tank with betta, 3 ADF's, 2 BN's and nerite snails, 60 gal community tank: 4 angels, rainbow shark, raphael cat, apple snails,etc.