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post #1 of 126 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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"Fun" Petsmart stories...

So today when i stopped in petsmart just for the heck of it, I asked what they fed their bettas since Xan wasnt eating anything but blood worms... Well the lady i was talking to proceeds to tell me that bettas should only be fed once a day or every two days. And that they like "dirty dirty" water because they live in puddles. And she said that i was probably changing his water too much and that i shouldnt run the filter -at all-... took every ounce of control i had to not tell her she was wrong wrong wrong wrong...
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A girl at Petsmart told me once to change the water when it gets cloudy. lol
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The side of the betta cup that Sparky came in, it said, "Feed pellets 1 pellet three times a week." I was a newbie then, and that's what I did, but I quickly learned.
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Mine told me that anything over a 1g tank is too much space and will minimize a bettas life. They also told me that bloodworms should be a main diet, that's why they only sell one type of pellet and you can't even reach it on the shelf. There are 5 types of bloodworms. Urgh!


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ROFL some of the things they come up with. All you can do is laugh sometimes!
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Like that page of supposed 'tanks'. There was this .5 (maybe less) 'tank' that gave instructions on how to care for your betta. I believe it said something along the lines of :
"your betta should be fed 1 time per week, and change the water 100% once a month." Then it goes on to saying how bettas came from Japan and how they lived in the footprint puddles of soilders who were at war... o__O;
First off, bettas come from Thailand and Vietnam.... Second...just..ugh.
Needless to saym I sent them a nasty (but polite) email. No response :P

I also had a hard time with a lady at petsmart who had a female betta in with like 6 goldfish... o___o I told her that the betta couldn't be with the goldfish because of the high ammonia and the cold water. She looked at me funny and said "Betta's don't need heaters! They live in puddles in the winter, silly!"
I responded back "ok....You know where they come from right?" She said "They're from like China right? Like way up north in the cold?" -___-
I took the girl out myself and asked for a new betta cup, filled it, put her in, and on the shelf. Poor girl was skinny and had ammonia burns all over. :(

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Like that page of supposed 'tanks'. There was this .5 (maybe less) 'tank' that gave instructions on how to care for your betta. I believe it said something along the lines of :
"your betta should be fed 1 time per week, and change the water 100% once a month." Then it goes on to saying how bettas came from Japan and how they lived in the footprint puddles of soilders who were at war... o__O;
First off, bettas come from Thailand and Vietnam.... Second...just..ugh.
Needless to saym I sent them a nasty (but polite) email. No response :P

I also had a hard time with a lady at petsmart who had a female betta in with like 6 goldfish... o___o I told her that the betta couldn't be with the goldfish because of the high ammonia and the cold water. She looked at me funny and said "Betta's don't need heaters! They live in puddles in the winter, silly!"
I responded back "ok....You know where they come from right?" She said "They're from like China right? Like way up north in the cold?" -___-
I took the girl out myself and asked for a new betta cup, filled it, put her in, and on the shelf. Poor girl was skinny and had ammonia burns all over. :(

i'd have bought the girl. raged at the manager till i got her free, or reduced. poor baby. D:
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People are so frustrating! I need to send petsmart a letter or something...They even have the little Animal Planet book on Betta Care there for people to buy... grawr.
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urgh ive almost been thrown out of one store a few times
i once handed them a dead floating male (in his container) and pointed out three sick females in one visit. one female was almost dead the 2nd was begining to bob and the third looked like someone had taken her eye out and put a chunk of cotton wool in then added her eye back

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