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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-17-2011, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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I Shouldn't Have Gone With

At first it was a friendly search for grass seed, but it quickly transformed into an adoption event. I knew I should've refused when my dad asked me to go with him to search for the grass seeds and I didn't make a move to resist. Instead of visiting the store for the seeds we went straight to Petco where I begged my dad to purchase a Male HM for me. The only problem was that my dad only had $39 on him and he decided to purchase the betta for me which was $13.99 out of his pocket. We came home with a beautiful new boy and no grass seeds. I feel bad for begging him for the fish because I knew he wouldn't be able to say no to me and that he'd have to wait until next week to purchase the seeds again. I could also tell that he was upset for being unable to say no to me. I feel so very selfish for taking the fish, but my dad doesn't seem upset about it anymore and I don't want to be sad when I've received a new boy. I don't know if I should be glad or sad. Why does every kind of betta besides the CT's have to be so expensive!?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-17-2011, 04:50 PM
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At first it was a friendly search for grass seed, but it quickly transformed into an adoption event. I knew I should've refused when my dad asked me to go with him to search for the grass seeds and I didn't make a move to resist. Instead of visiting the store for the seeds we went straight to Petco where I begged my dad to purchase a Male HM for me. The only problem was that my dad only had $39 on him and he decided to purchase the betta for me which was $13.99 out of his pocket. We came home with a beautiful new boy and no grass seeds. I feel bad for begging him for the fish because I knew he wouldn't be able to say no to me and that he'd have to wait until next week to purchase the seeds again. I could also tell that he was upset for being unable to say no to me. I feel so very selfish for taking the fish, but my dad doesn't seem upset about it anymore and I don't want to be sad when I've received a new boy. I don't know if I should be glad or sad. Why does every kind of betta besides the CT's have to be so expensive!?
your lucky a HM here in a pet store for me is $25
my vts are $10.95
my cts are $14.95
my females (only ever got short fin females) are $11.95

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Others:Quismodo, Esmerelda, Lavern, Banch(<Guppies) 2 unnamed bristle noses, 2 unnamed reticulate "yoyo" loaches
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your lucky a HM here in a pet store for me is $25
my vts are $10.95
my cts are $14.95
my females (only ever got short fin females) are $11.95
WOW that's crazy expensive! over here it where I live, it depends on
the store. Walmarts are usually $3-$5, same with petsmart. My LPS that
I buy my bettas from is usually $4 for vts, $6 for cts, and $10+ for everything else.

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CT- $4.99
HM- $13.99
VT- $13.99

For everything else it's $20+
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-17-2011, 11:32 PM
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Here at Walmart VT and CT are $3.57
Petco VT start at $3.99 then they go up
the most expensive ones are the HM Dbt and the HM PK $14.99
The females are all under $4

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Aw, your Dad sounds so nice. :)

You should let him know you feel bad about it. Just so that he knows you're thinking of him and you realize the trouble it may have caused.

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The store I got my first Betta at had a sale on them for $1.50. He's been with me since around New Years, and a happy boy!

The normal prices are I (and this is a rough estimate according to my semi-photographic memory)

VT's- $3.59
CT's- $5.49
and females are I think $2.99 They didn't have a sign up but I believe that's the price the lady said.

There was one other price on the display but they rarely carry anything other than VT's unless specifically ordered.

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WHAT! NOT FAIR AT ALL! grrr makes me wanna move overseas lol

Female Bettas:Gaia,Bubbles,Tabitha, Rani, Kelsey, 4 unnamed Male Bettas:Oscar, Spyro, Cookie Monster, Kermit The Frog, Grover II, Alvin, Archillies, Moostash
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he met his grass seed demise when he stopped at petco, haha. anyways, do something nice for him too. he will appreciate it as much as what he done for you
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Aw, your Dad sounds so nice. :)

You should let him know you feel bad about it. Just so that he knows you're thinking of him and you realize the trouble it may have caused.
+1 on this. As a mom I can tell you that he will greatly appreciate it.

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