What's Been Up?
What the heck has been up with Petstores lately? Every time I walk into My PetCo they're selling younger and younger females, like literally not even out of fry-hood yet and then they all look like they're starving, the babies are half dead!
And then the Petsmart, all of the poor Betta's there were completely emaciated and I keep seeing other people's rescues of emaciated fish and it's literally heartbreaking. I know Pet store employee's are busy most of the time, but feeding your fish should a number one priority. Yeah, yeah, I know the Betta's are on the bottom of the line but every other day 2-3 pellets isn't going to cut it and these poor fish are dying. I saw one that had severe dropsy, he was going to go any minute and it was just super sad.
I asked the lady there how often they fed them and she goes "Oh about 2-3 pellets every other day, don't worry we're not over feeding them," I seriously wanted to say "Does this fish even look fat to you? Does he need a diet? You can see his darn bones he's so skinny!" And then they refused to give me a discount on him so I politely put him back and the conditioner I was going to get and walked out of the store.
I'm debating if I should go back to see how they are doing, that was last Sunday it happened. I do have a 1 gallon tank that I can use for medical purposes and then ship a fish out if anyone wanted them. But I almost want to just save for a true rescue, one that really needs my help, but then I'm struggling because emaciated fish need my help too ><
I wonder if I can bring a little thing of NLS with me and pop a few into the cups of the most emaciated fish...they probably wouldn't even notice me sitting there either. Sigh
Rembrandt II, Suiché
Leopards: 1:4 Hawkeye, Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper and Toothless