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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Oh Walmart...

Just came across a youtube video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvCXR...eature=related

The person tried to save a near death Betta from walmart, and the poor fish died before it even got into the tank )= Makes you think even more about that dead Betta in a cup... Was real sad.

You know, I need to visit my Petco. Every single Veil and crown tail in there are in this condition and dead. The other more rare tails, while not as bad, are still sick. It inspires me to save a Betta when I get back from my trip, and you bet I will... Hey, I have an open 2.5! But this video made me so angry at walmart

(Eh... ignore my comment on the video, lost my cool...)

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i had a heartbreak at walmart today. D: went with mom, cause she had to get something for my dad. i decided to go check on the fishies. one boy was nearly tail-less, and so horridly bloated, it was heartbreaking. his issue, was fin rot. really bad fin rot. he also had white poops at the bottom of his tank. i mean, pure white. he, clearly, wasn't gonna last long. a few other boys had bad fin rot, but that little guy was the worst. it was so heartbreaking, but i could tell the water had been changed since i last contacted them, except that poor boy. ;A;

on the upside, i helped out two ladies with their fish tank questions. they both said i should work there, in that department. >w> total ego boost.
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I think it's against the rules to post youtube videos on the forum.....

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if i'm not mistaking, it's only if the videos are offensive in any way.
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I'm not offended I mean that is awful what wal-mart did to that fish,but I am not offended by the video.Some people might be though it is pretty graphic.

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:O thats so sad :( that makes me want to give my betta the best life i can possibly give it, but my parents are so strict about spending money on my fishes :(

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Wow,that made me tear up,so sad.
I was at a wal mart almost aweek ago,and of course I had to go look at the bettas:)As I was looking at them I saw one of them tilted and flaring at another SHREDDED up betta in the same cup.I was FURIOUS!Thankfully a lady was helping tjis othe guy so I showed her and she got them seperated.

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walmart is pretty worthless when it comes to their pet department...I like walmart but the fish at my walmart always look dead when I go there or about to die...sometimes I see dead fish in the tanks...its too bad they would rather hire disabled people than people who actually care about the products they are selling...sorry to those of you who work at walmart...I am just talking about the one in my community
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Everybody:

I hate to say this.... but if you talk to the store manager and things don't change at your local store, I WOULD NOT buy another fish from them. Not even a rescue. And here's why:

If a big box store sells ANY fish (even a tortured, abused betta rescue that they helped create), a computer reads the code at check out: 1 Betta Fish sold. A computer automatically orders to restock that 1 betta... so the horror continues.

Please understand I don't want any animal to suffer. Unfortunately, it's very simple and plain: at the scan of a barcode... the more we buy, the more they will die. Please, please, please don't give your money to stores that abuse their animal stock.

Buy from pet store who care about their animals, or from breeders. Please.

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Everybody:

I hate to say this.... but if you talk to the store manager and things don't change at your local store, I WOULD NOT buy another fish from them. Not even a rescue. And here's why:

If a big box store sells ANY fish (even a tortured, abused betta rescue that they helped create), a computer reads the code at check out: 1 Betta Fish sold. A computer automatically orders to restock that 1 betta... so the horror continues.

Please understand I don't want any animal to suffer. Unfortunately, it's very simple and plain: at the scan of a barcode... the more we buy, the more they will die. Please, please, please don't give your money to stores that abuse their animal stock.

Buy from pet store who care about their animals, or from breeders. Please.
I completly agree unless you can talk the store in to letting you take the fish for free cause it's dying,but if the stores thinks they are selling they will keep stocking them.

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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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