After a woman spotted a dying little fish in a shop, she decided to buy it and take it home with her.
Victoria Schild had been shopping at Walmart when she noticed the little red-blue Siamese Fighting fish (also called a Betta fish) at the back of a shelf, the dodo reports.
Known for their brilliant colour and long, flowing fins, the fish in the tank was nothing like its brothers and sisters in the wild: his body was rotting, with bits of his fin lying at the bottom of a tepid cup of water.
Schild bought the fish, named him Argo and decided to try and save him.
I was 95 percent sure he was going to die that night.
However, after a week of medicine and clean water the Argo’s condition improved.
After four weeks he was unrecognisable.
A rich blue-red colour, his long fins grew out and his health is much better.
I was really surprised. 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.