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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Petco, Overstocking much?

This is how many betta fish my petco stocks every friday...there are cups every where, next to the tank stands, under the plants, they've ran out of places to put them....

I think its just... overkill...



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But surprisingly, out ofall these masses, I only found 1 dead baby betta.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 02:45 PM
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The one up here is no better. Also they are EXPENSIVE. $12.99 for a HM

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It's $30-$40 in Tx for an HM :/

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I got Taz at Petsmart for $4.50

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I avoid petsmart at all costs....last time I went there I nearly bought every single one of their bettas. My friend had to drag me out of the store by my hair xD

I KINDA laughed when I saw this, thinking "OMG FISH INVASION".

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I avoid petsmart at all costs....last time I went there I nearly bought every single one of their bettas. My friend had to drag me out of the store by my hair xD

I KINDA laughed when I saw this, thinking "OMG FISH INVASION".
funny you should mention, I'm here getting the 2.5 gallon tank
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wow! ours does not have that many bettas! we are lucky to have 1/2 of whats in pic #3.
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funny you should mention, I'm here getting the 2.5 gallon tank
can you grab me a marimo while you're there? :D

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I'm going to be running by mine this evening to return a heater that I ended up not using...I'll have to see if ours is similarly overstocked.

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I know! They do it like that here, too. I asked the manager if they were starting up a betta factory! Only. . .here the fish do so well (or the staff isn't as diligent about picking out the dead). And, after speaking to the manager I found that they are NOT selling that quickly, so *some* of the betta have been there for a month + while others may have just arrived. This will be different per store, but. . . I was upset by it, and refused to buy there.
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