I know its not petsmart, but a funny Petco story. It is amazing how many people think keeping a betta is easy. I must say that. One mother was walking with her son who was looking at the bettas and said to him, those are easy fish. I held my tongue, for once.
But anyway, I went and picked out Freedom today and of course that led to a piece of driftwood, a plant, bloodworms, water conditioner (I knew I was out of it) and twice as much as I wanted to spend.
I get home hoping to get the fish acclamated and put the plant and the driftwood into the tank, figured Id do that first because it seemed logical. Put my arm in the tank and said well that seems cold. Check the thermometer 68, uh oh. My heater burned out, back to petco. Now 4x what I wanted to spend today.
Get back home, set up heater. Plug in and nothing.
Call petco, Hey is this things light supposed to be on? Let me plug one in and check, YEP. Back to petco. Pick up a non-defective heater, home and set it up.
So freedom is waiting in his petco cup, and was looking mighty pale, but I gave him some bloodworms and he has perked up pretty quick.