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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 03:12 PM
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The 1st time I went in looking for Bettas at PetSmart, the guy asked me "Are you wanting a Decorative Betta or a pet Betta?"
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"Baby bettas are smaller and easier to care for. They eat less and can be placed in smaller vases until they get older."

Gyah....Petsmart.
Yep. I saw that one today when I was looking for some aquarium plants.

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The 1st time I went in looking for Bettas at PetSmart, the guy asked me "Are you wanting a Decorative Betta or a pet Betta?"
Wait, wait, wait, wait.

A "decorative" betta?

So you're telling me that a PET store is...

No.

Just no.

I don't have words.

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Wait, wait, wait, wait.

A "decorative" betta?

So you're telling me that a PET store is...

No.

Just no.

I don't have words.

I know right! I thought he was joking at first, but he was very serious. When I asked what the difference was he told me that the "girly" ones are for pets & the "guys" are decorative. This proceeded to give me more and more bad info about how to take care of my Betta. Very sad really.
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I know right! I thought he was joking at first, but he was very serious. When I asked what the difference was he told me that the "girly" ones are for pets & the "guys" are decorative. This proceeded to give me more and more bad info about how to take care of my Betta. Very sad really.
So male bettas are decorations and female bettas are pets?

It's like fish sexism! haha.

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So my friend who might be the store manager at the new pet smart opening is allowing me to go do the first set up of the bettas as well as TRAIN her employee's on proper fish care :) - Before ill go Ill be starting a thread for more tips and info I can give them :) SOOOO PUMPED

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I remember once I got this very long-winded lecture from an employee after asking where the aquarium salt was, because I had an injured. BETTAS ARE FRESHWATER FISH, DIDN'T YOU KNOW. SHAME ON YOU.

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I got a handout at my petco on Betta care. "Only feed your Betta 2 or 3 times a week" Go figure...lol...At least I knew every fish,dog,cat, even chickens along with my Betta gets fed 2x daily.
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Technically speaking he wasn't incorrect with that, however it is not ONLY a goldfish disease, some fish types, as with everything are more prone to these problems than others!In a way I feel sorry for the staff, it isn't them that are wrong, it is the people who train them with the wrong answers!
yeah, he was implying that SBD was goldfish-only. x-x

me and one of the guys from Pet Lovers was talking to a lady about goldfish. it was pretty fun, and he knew his stuff. :B we'd swap facts and tips and the lady knew she'd need a bigger tank by the time she left.
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