Are red bettas more common or less popular?
I went to Petco yesterday to get my 5 gallon tank and a betta if I liked any of them there. They didn't have many bettas at all. They had a bunch of babies, a few females, but the only males they had left were all red with other colored highlights. There was one doubletail that was mostly white with a black edge on its tail, some other black markings, and a blue dot on its tail! I thought that was really cool and I almost bought him, but I want something more colorful, like blue or purple or orange or something.
But anyway, the bettas all being red made me wonder if most bettas are red, or if people prefer the other colors so they tend to buy those first. They will be getting a new shipment on Friday, but I was actually planning on going to a different Petco on Saturday because I was there last week and they had tons of them in all kinds of colors. I don't know if they just unpacked a shipment or what. But they had a better selection. They also had snails, shrimp, and a better selection of plants than at the Petco I went to yesterday which had hardly any plants, and no snails or shrimp.
Although it looks like I'll have to wait another week to buy a betta because I recently confirmed that my apartment is infested with bed bugs (I picked them up at a hotel a few weeks ago. Ugh.), and I just contacted a company today that does heat treatments to get rid of them. Even though bettas are tropical, I don't think he would appreciate being heated up to 120 degrees. haha.
Last edited by OrangeAugust; 07-26-2012 at 03:13 PM.