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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Sad day at Petco

I wanted the little guy but my dad said no
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 06:59 PM
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Were you given an audience with management to air any complaints?

EDIT: I Hope so!

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I was about to but my dad said not to

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Such a small container... I pitty the little guy..

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It sickened me

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Wow..that is sooo heartbreaking..what a sick business they are running when you think about it..wth..If only I had more room, I saw the same thing at our Petco..the baby ones, some VT's and arguing gets nowhere..I demanded to have the water changed, but they just put them in a bag..and walked to the back..WOW

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I don't know what results truly are but every time I notice something I have calmly spoken to management or even floor level fish reps and pointed out that a fish is being kept in poor conditions or has a disease. The fish are IMMEDIATELY removed from the show room (hopefully for treatment).

Many who work the fish section at the major chains (WalMart seems to be an exclusion to this) are fish keepers themselves and while they have to follow corporate policy to a degree else wind up with a pink slip, they can save fish lives if notified of issues on the floor/area that they are responsible for.

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Makes me want to cry

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Oh I feel your pain - I am sure most of us do! The other day at PetSmart in Wilton the poor guy in the front of that neat "tree" they are using to display them now was just dead. Fins disappeared.

In that situation my main concern (beyond the life of that Betta) is the poor kid who comes in to get into the hobby and decides that he/she loves the coloring on this particular one then all of the sudden "death" needs to be explained on what should be a joyous and memorable day for a child!
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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The blond guy who works at the fish department is cool. He lets me look through the betta's when they are delivered on Wednesdays

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