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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 07:14 AM
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You could locally put up ads in vets, petstores (or close to them), online classifieds. .

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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 10:41 AM
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It's a good thing you want to do but you may have a hard time finding people who are willing to pay for shipping when they can go to a store and buy their own fish for $5.

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I think Moonshadow ships some of hers.
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I also think it's a great idea. I actually got Midnight and Shadow from someone who needed to rehome them. I can't be the only person who would take in rescues over buying new-out-of-the-store fish. XD

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post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 08:50 PM
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I've been struck with this urge too! I see so many bettas in deplorable conditions and I really want to rescue them, but knowing that I can't really keep more than one, I would give my rescues up for adoption.

I really need to really consider this before I actually go through with it. *sigh*
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Go for it!

If its something that you want to do, and you have the means, go for it. Its a truly wonderful thing to do.

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It's a great idea! You've inspired me. Then again, you guys are driving me crazy with all this inspiration. *sigh*

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Yea I really think you should these bettas up for adoption after you get them healthy. Give these little bettas new homes.Plus get them healthy! respect the Lord our God while doing this.
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I was trying to do research about rescuing, and all I could find is the backlash against buying bettas from poor conditions. I understand the cycle of abuse, but it's extremely difficult to see currently suffering bettas. I know some people have negotiated with stores about getting sick fish for free, but I'm not sure how to go about that.

Also, I've considered doing a rescue at my college. Someone I knew wanted to get rid of her betta and I offered to take it from her, but it died when she changed its water. It just makes me sad to see people at college get these fish (because we can only have fish in our dorms) and then keep them in small tanks and get bored with them because "they don't do much." I'm just trying to keep my eyes out around campus because LPSs don't do a good job with their bettas.
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post #20 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 12:01 AM
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eh, there are no rules in rescue. Buy or get them free, whatever, don't be discouraged by the betta police.

Craigslist seems to be a pretty good place to find people trying to get rid of fish.
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