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Woman Buys Fish Rotting Away At Walmart, Can’t Believe Her Eyes 4 Weeks Later
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Woman Buys Fish Rotting Away At Walmart, Can’t Believe Her Eyes 4 Weeks Later

Completely neglected and almost falling to pieces, this little fish was severely suffering at the back of a Walmart store, and its condition couldn’t have been worse. He was in such poor shape that he was about to lose his tail and fins.

Victoria Schild was not planning to buy any pets that day but after noticing this abandoned fish at the back of a store, she knew that she has to rescue him. “I felt incredibly sad for the little guy and decided that I didn’t want him to die in there, just rotting away,” Schild told The Dodo, “I was 95 percent sure he was going to die that night.”When she brought him home she was worried that he had only hours to live, but she was not willing to give up. Victoria did everything within her power to save this little fish. “When I got home, I started researching everything that I possibly could to help him recover, and probably within a week of clean warm water, medicine and basic care he started getting better!”

After that, his condition improved enormously – his tail began to regrow and his fins returned to normal. After weeks of medication, this little guy transformed into a beautiful, healthy fish!

Schild named him Argo, in homage to his glorious, sail-like fins. Victoria hopes that Argo’s story will bring awareness to the conditions that these fishes are being held in at stores. Scroll down to see Argo’s incredible transformation!

(h/t The Dodo)

Victoria Schild found this poor fish rotting in the shadows of one Walmart store

“I felt incredibly sad for the little guy and decided that I didn’t want him to die in there, just rotting away”

So she brought him home despite being “95 percent sure he was going to die that night”

“When I got home, I started researching everything that I possibly could to help him recover”

And the little guy didn’t give up, “within a week of clean warm water, medicine and basic care he started getting better!”

Slowly his tail has regrown and fins returned to normal

“I knew that underneath it all, there was a beautiful little fish. But what won me over was his will to live and his spunk”

What only a month was a fish with mere minutes of life left in it, is now called Argo, because of his beautiful sail-like fins

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Pamela
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so pure and beautiful. Fish are so much more wise than people give them credit for or care to research. Kudos -:)

Patti
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would never guess that this is the same fish

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SanchaTheSeeker
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You are so kind to do this! It means a lot to the fish to get another chance. Keep doing this!

layne
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

though what she did a wonderful thing & thank goodness she was able to revive & give a few happy days to Argo & am grateful for them both. maybe if less folks stopped buying horridly neglected, abused fish so inexpensively from such corporations only focused on the end revenue results - none of the fish or animals are ever considered. they don't care.

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Monika Rhodes
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I got my fighter fish from pet shop. He wasn't looking too great either but now happy and even got beautiful red accents running through his blue colour. Goes to show how small tank can stress those fish out.

C.Marrero
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would be stress out to if i was in a small tank

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Pamela
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so pure and beautiful. Fish are so much more wise than people give them credit for or care to research. Kudos -:)

Patti
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would never guess that this is the same fish

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SanchaTheSeeker
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You are so kind to do this! It means a lot to the fish to get another chance. Keep doing this!

layne
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

though what she did a wonderful thing & thank goodness she was able to revive & give a few happy days to Argo & am grateful for them both. maybe if less folks stopped buying horridly neglected, abused fish so inexpensively from such corporations only focused on the end revenue results - none of the fish or animals are ever considered. they don't care.

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I got my fighter fish from pet shop. He wasn't looking too great either but now happy and even got beautiful red accents running through his blue colour. Goes to show how small tank can stress those fish out.

C.Marrero
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would be stress out to if i was in a small tank

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