Going in for a Rescue - Any tips?
I know that I have been inactive on the site for a month or two now, but I am offically BACK!
So, a quick little update for all those who know who I am. For those who don't, well, you are about to meet one fish crazy girl! :P
So... Moonie passed away on Monday. He is the reason I really got into bettas and was the one the sparked my passion to breed.
I got new tanks and decor! All fish are now in 5+ gallon tanks, I repeat, all fish are now in 5+ gallon heated, decorated tanks. :) Yay!
I have 3 fish currently, 2 females who occupy and 10g, it is divided, so they are NOT together. Indy has a 10g to himself after previously splitting it with Moonie, who passed. I finally finished my "Ancient Ruins" themed tank and Indy is currently in it! YAYYAY!!!
ANYWAYS! Down to business.
I have been debating rescuing for a while now. I consider myself an 'intermediate' in terms of betta knowledge, I have sucessfully spawned a pair, and have warded off and aided in the care of a few minor diseases. I, like any responsible betta owner, will always be open to any suggestions/ideas, and feel that there is always something to be learned from these amazing fish.
So, the real point of this thread - To get some ideas for friendly suggestions to large chain pet store managers on better betta care/ways to help our friends get rescued and be healed. Of course, I am hoping, since this will be my first real rescue, that I will find a lil' guy (or girl) in a condition in which would benefit greatly from an somewhat more experienced betta keeper. My only problem: convincing store managers that there is a problem, and it should be resolved. I am not begging for a free fish, but trying to motivate store managers to raise their standereds in betta keeping!
Any ideas/comments, please say so!
FYI: Before you go ragging on me about having the proper materials to keep a rescue, how does a heated 5g, all to the friend's self, tank sound! :)
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