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!