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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 01:04 AM
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The sad thing is that Petco or atleast my petco is doing this "dream betta" thing where you get a any VT male your choice of a Bowl and deco which is one small plant and I am guessing some sort of gravel for 10 bucks so more bettas in small bowls all cause of some stupid dream betta event.

Dobby - HM
Absolem - DeT
Fez - Metallic OHM
Tomato - HM
Thor - HMPK King
Sorrority tank - 1 Det - 3 CT's
Goldfish Tank - 1 Orange Oranda - 1 Calico Fantail - 1 Clown Pleco - 1 Dojo Loach

R.I.P my original three
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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 04:20 PM
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Lucky, when my mom wanted to get bettas she listened to me and they are all in 5 gal tanks.

I have had my share of dumb conversations with the Petco "experts". The worst advice from them have to be for Bettas and Goldfish. I asked once where there Bettas sized tanks where and she pointed to this .5 gal cube tank. I told her I wanted a 2.5-5 gallon tank and she looked at me like I was wasting my money. And I looked a little closer and the 1 gal tanks and noticed they say those are "perfect for Goldfish, they not only survive but they thrive". When will the madness end?

Bettas - Giovanni (HM), Burly (HMPK Giant).
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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Sadly nothing I've done seems to be able to change their minds. They've even hoping to go to that 'build-a-betta' event and pick up another fish or two. *sigh*

I stopped in another petco the other day to pick up some better pellet food. At least the lady in there was super nice-- she was very informative too to the customers looking at bettas-- and in a very good way.
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post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 01:05 AM
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D: print out caresheets for them. help them understand. x-X steer them here. i've been lucky, that most of the people i talk to will listen. D: i hope you convince them otherwise.
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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 08:46 AM
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What really bugs me is that on the corporate level, the living creatures are less important than the profit.

For example, take the 'betta frame tank' (which holds a miniscule amount of water and is so narrow the fish is hard pressed - literally - to turn around) or the 'ipod-ish' mini aquarium, which is even worse. The only living creatures that would possibly live happily in those things are those microscopic critters we studied in grade school - hydras, euglenas and the like!

People who respect every life as an irreplaceable miracle need to educate others. There will always be people who will oppose that point of view - don't let that deter you! Educate others (peacefully) at every opportunity, and you can save untold lives - animal and otherwise.

*steps down off her soapbox*


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