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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-09-2010, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Post Ever wonder how your fish got to the store

So it's no secret that bettas are transported in little baggy's or cups
But some transporters are worse than others. http://i26.tinypic.com/25f3sz7.jpg
http://i29.tinypic.com/2v995k6.jpg
Not all bettas are transported as the pics above thankfully
Now of course Koi are transported more luxuriously than bettas because they are more valued and can cost more than 1000.00$ I even saw a Koi for 2000.00 and 12000.00$
They even have their own airline
http://i27.tinypic.com/4vh28k.jpg
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Just something interesting to know.
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Well I wondered, but that's so sad!
Also, what makes koi better than bettas. I think bettas are so much better!
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I love my bettas too and personally never owned a Koi I was using the crappy conditions of the bettas shipment and the good conditions of the Koi as an example of some of the worst and better ways to ship fish. Also Koi are more valued b/c cause they can outlive you more than 50 times.
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The pics of the bettas are from this website
http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Betta,%20Housing.htm
and the Koi pics are from
http://usakoi.com
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My bettas are transported by the cups (I was there on the un-packing day, and I got to take first pick.) The water was very clean, and the bettas were actually very happy looking- some of the males had blown bubblenests. It's sad to see how the bettas are neglected at the pet store. I'm just glad my bettas aren't transported in those teeny bags.


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Our petsmart used to transport their bettas in those tiny bags. i remember seeing a whole shopping cart full of them and the lady would pick one up and snip a corner with scissors and literally DROP the fish and bag back into the cart. and just move on to the next one. i assume they would drain the water then drop them in their cups :( but now i believe they ship in the cups.

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That's just terrible! It's sad to know that some Betta's may never get to live in a big tank and have to live in those tiny bags or small cups for the rest of their lives.. I'm not sure how my Betta was transported because I have never seen.. It's just really sad to see that.

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i think bettas top kois.
koi dont have any personality. and has anyone ever seen a koi try to build a bubblenest???

that is sad though,bettas in teeny bags. how do they get enough oxygen?

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The pics of the bettas are from this website
[URL="http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Betta,%20Housing.htm"]http://aqualandp
Wow. Some of the people that have commented on this site consider keeping a betta in a tank over a gallon to be cruel.
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i think bettas top kois.
koi dont have any personality. and has anyone ever seen a koi try to build a bubblenest???
I totally agree! (See my quote)
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