Grrrrrrrrr - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 08:34 PM
Aus
Member
 
Aus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Australia!
Posts: 2,128
Hallyx, we really need to go pet store shopping together some time.. We could make the evening news.

PLANTED TANKS: AKA UNDERWATER JUNGLES
MY JOURNAL:
THE POET & THE FISH

Aus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bettanewbie60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Coastal Georgia
Posts: 1,737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aus View Post
Hallyx, we really need to go pet store shopping together some time.. We could make the evening news.
LOL Aus..when I asked my hubby why he dragged me out of there he said, "Because we don't have bail money" lol..he's a smart man.
Bettanewbie60 is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 09:00 AM
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
hahaha so it wasn't money for the fish, it was for the bail - that makes sense now.

Actually I do like going in acting like the naive person who'll stick my betta with my goldfish with no heater in a 10 gallon >.> Just to see what they really know.

Luckily the guy at Big AL's knew his bettas lol.

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 09:22 AM
New Member
 
CharStarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 213
I find a lot of the pet stores here in Canada as well treat bettas like a decoration rather than a living breathing fish. I remember being in grade 6 and the science teacher brought a betta in to show us and she had it in this ridiculous little glass tube and you could tell he was NOT happy being in there. People are so ignorant, good on you for putting that cashier in her place!!
CharStarr is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bettanewbie60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Coastal Georgia
Posts: 1,737
I have to LOL...I just found out they are hiring at this PSP...I may have to get a job there, and tell them I want to be in charge of the bettas, AND educating the other employees on betta care. Hmmmmmm
Bettanewbie60 is offline  
post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 02:56 AM
Reference Team
 
Hallyx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fungus corners
Posts: 7,580
You wouldn't last long, You couldn't stand the customers checking out with a Betta and a 1/2 gal bowl and no heater. I know I couldn't
Hallyx is online now  
post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 03:33 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bettanewbie60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Coastal Georgia
Posts: 1,737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hallyx View Post
You wouldn't last long, You couldn't stand the customers checking out with a Betta and a 1/2 gal bowl and no heater. I know I couldn't
You are absolutely correct there! They would hate me for sure. I was at Petsmart the other day and talked a mother out of buying a betta for her son who I saw holding a half gallon container. I explained to the mom how much goes into properly caring for a betta, and she made him put it back...sales girl gave me a look that could kill lol.
Bettanewbie60 is offline  
post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 05:55 AM
Member
 
ravenwinds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Merlin, Oregon
Posts: 575
Good for you! I did almost the exact same thing at our Petco. And another time, I rolled up on a family where wife was holding a betta cup and they were looking at that display of cubes about same size as the cup. I asked very politely "you weren't going to buy one of those cubes for your betta, were you,"...and then ruined it by saying " because bettas should really have at least 2.5g to live in permanently,"...and just as I was sucking wind to continue rant that any thought of those cubes always seem to engender, the lady and her husband, give me the handle with care look, said, "oh no, this one is for my 10g at home. We know about bettas." Then it was all "come on kids, we're late" not thinking I saw teenage daughter with a betta cup and the one-up from the cube.
The betta cups have message clearly stating that it is unacceptable for permanent home and has Petco logo...but they sell the cube which holds, what maybe one more ounce than the cup they come in! Makes me so mad!!
ravenwinds is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grrrrrrrrr!!!! nochoramet Betta Chat 15 03-16-2010 09:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome