Petco you dissappoint me....
Today I went to petco to get some filter cartridges. I had ban myself from there but I had a 10% off coupon. OMG! The bettas were in horrible condition! A few were dead and the others were just pitiful. Many had swim bladder and there were a few with itch. Some of the others were suffering from ammonia toxicity. There is this one poor DT who has been there for over a month. His white fins are now streaked red and he was floating on his side. I grabbed one of the employees and let her have it. I just couldnít stand to see such ignorance. She apologized and took some of the bettas to the back and thanked me for pointing them out. There was one little VT female who has been there for a couple weeks. When I first saw her she was this bright red/purple and now she has almost no color and has stress stripes. I had a lump in my throat as I walked away knowing I was leaving them there to meet a horrible fate.
On another note they had a 2.5 gallon mini bow with a broken filter on sale for $15. Normally they are $40. It is one of the betta ones with a divider but that can be fixed. As much as I hated to give them any money after seeing those poor bettas I just couldnít walk away from such a good deal.
I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
~Ettiene De Grellet ~