Join Date: May 2012
Location: formerly SF, then Tucson AZ, now central New Jersey
Hey, according to Wikipedia you can say "betta" or "beta" different ways, both pronunciations/spellings are correct.
But. .. . still I totally hear you on all the other stuff. My pet store person told a lady not to worry too much, that bettas are hardy fish. (Then I got a hold of that lady and told her to come to this website. .. heh heh . . )
"I really want to know how long most of them are trapped in those little cups at the store though."
Since my Petco is 5 minutes from me and I love to go stare at bettas . .. I have been noticing that some fish seem to be there around 6 weeks or longer. Today I asked when they get new ones and the manager said that a lot of their last shipment died due to the hot weather.I guess whoever ships them doesn't ship them in a very expensive manner? Walmart was even more depressing today, 1 dead one, 1 almost dead one, and 1 that wasn't dead but just plain sad. I don't think they stay long at Walmart, I think they die pretty soon after they get there.
current pets: Alejandro Marmalade
Rehomed bettas (because of my move): Cornelius Buttknuckle, Limoncello Dandy Lion, Cumulus Meriweather, Nimbus McCloud
RIP Pinkerton Flowers and the fish formerly known as Prine Purplius LeGrape
Last edited by mursey; 07-04-2012 at 12:16 AM.