Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Woman Buys Dying Fish At Walmart, Then Nurses It Back To Perfect Health.

Best Friends

Best Friends

Joy Victory

Everyone has seen the brightly colored fish in dishes sitting on the shelves of grocery stores like Walmart. A fish that's commonly used is the Siamese fighting fish, or the betta, because they're so beautifully colored. Most bettas live for two or three years, but given the right environment, they can live until they're teenagers. Unfortunately for one sad betta at Walmart, it looked like his days were almost done.

A Sad Fish

A Sad Fish

Victoria Schild / Facebook

One day, Victoria Schild was picking up a few things at Walmart and had no clue that she would soon experience something unbelievable. It wasn't long before Victoria saw something that broke her heart - a sad fish locked inside a very small cup of lukewarm water. The fish was actually shoved behind the more beautiful betta fish. The poor fish was turning a pale color and was literally rotting away. Things weren't looking so good for the fish.

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?

Victoria Schild / Facebook

When Victoria picked up the cup, pieces of the fish's tail started to float to the top. Victoria could literally watch the fish's body just waste away. If you were Victoria, what would you do? After all, Victoria didn't go to the grocery store to find a new pet, and this definitely wasn't the type of roommate she was looking for. Victoria could've walked away and never thought about the fish again, but she chose another option.

She Couldn't Leave Him

She Couldn't Leave Him

Victoria Schild / Facebook

Victoria knew that she needed to do something, and considering that the fish looked like he didn't have too much longer, she needed to get it done fast. "I felt incredibly sad for the little guy and decided that I didn't want him to die in there, just rotting away. I was 95 percent sure he was going to die that night," Victoria told The Dodo. Even if it died during the night, at least he lived the rest of his time somewhere other than a cup on a shelf in Walmart.

Lots Of Love

Lots Of Love

Victoria Schild / Facebook

Victoria looked for a large tank for her new friend, and brought it home with her. She knew that no matter what happened to the fish, at least she tried. Things remained touch-and-go for awhile, but Victoria refused to give up. "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!" said Victoria.

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