Join Date: May 2012
Location: formerly SF, then Tucson AZ, now central New Jersey
Yeah, actually, I had taken the photo of the yellow plakat because I wanted to post it in the thread called "Petco/Petsmart Finds". I remember thinking that if I already didn't have a yellow betta, that plakat was really cute and I might like him. I thought for sure he'd be adopted. When I saw him dying, I remembered that I had taken his photo before, checked the upload date in my iPhoto , and it was July 3rd. So I knew it wasn't true that they were in bad shape only because they got there sick. I have video of that fish from July 3rd. It was lively and really cute.
I am planning on this being my method of complaining. I mean, I will say something in a store as well, but I think posting pics on Yelp or somewhere else- well they can't exactly explain away visible proof of dirty water and diseased dead fish on display. There really is no excuse. I couldn't believe there were employees doing nothing in an empty store when their bettas all looked so horrific. And then to be told everything is fine, they change the water once a week.
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; 08-13-2012 at 03:13 PM.