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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Disappointed in my Petco >:[

My Petco that usually has fish of vibrant colors and clear betta cups... I was so shocked today! I mentioned in another thread that I saw a betta with HUGE popeye and fungus... well now the water's yellow! The betta himself was so ugly and grotesque I couldn't bring myself to get him in the shot:

(took this with my phone... almost got caught)



But better news now! I saw this cutie:


If I didn't already have a yellow betta, I would have snatched him up ;) (He's a delta btw)


All in all, every single betta had something wrong with him/her. From a little curling to popeye O_. bleh. I won't be buying bettas from there any time soon...
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 08:54 PM
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poor betta,and whats wrong with delta you should have him!

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poor betta,and whats wrong with delta you should have him!
I'd just rather not give money to this Petco. I don't want the employees thinking a lot of people will still buy these fish in the horrible conditions ]: Also, my mom specifically told me "we're not getting any fish" before we walked in...
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Thats bad...I think even my petshop at least treats the pets if there is something wrong with them.

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awww! did she not see the way they were being kept your saving lifes

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This is the first time I saw any signs of illness in any Petco's betta selection ;_; Maybe the old fish employee quit? I hope not :[

My mom honestly couldn't care less about my fish T.T She doesn't realize how much i love them!
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Write to their HQ, under the "Contact Us" link on their webpage. I had this same problem with my local Petco, wrote a nice, but firm letter stating that I would not be shopping there until I saw conditions improve. I got a call from the manager two days later, talked to her regarding the fish and the attitude of a certain employee, and the care has been nearly PERFECT since. And the employee was fired. Today, I went to a petco in another town and saw the same problems. I found the manager and pointed them out and will be writing another letter. You should do this as well, they seem to respond well.
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My Petco is terrible with fish of any kind. I've only looked at their bettas a couple of times, but it was enough to know that I wouldn't want to buy one from them. I won't shop there at all anymore, actually.

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That looks just like the situation the bettas were in at the petco closest to me. ANd that second betta looks exactly like one that they had there too!! Poor fishies.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-08-2010, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Kuklachica: That's so much work @.@ I think I'll just keep feeding her tropical flakes and bloodworms >.< I hope she'll be alright.. I'm going to rehome all my other tropical fish (minus a few female guppies and cories) to give her more room :) Maybe then she'll have less competition for her pellets!

I have another Petco about 15 minutes away.. I guess I'll go there from now on. Their bettas are so lovely (;

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