Venting on Walmart Pet dept
I was browsing there today, hurriedly avoiding looking at the bettas, as I have 5 now and have a hard time seeing them suffering so I want to try and save them all, but I know I can't. Today my kids wanted to look at the fish, so I only went to the tank wall. To my surprise, there was a tank full of female bettas. Usually they are kept in cups too but by the sink area. As I watched them, I could see things were not well for them. They had one huge pleco and nothing else. 15 girls with no where to hide, being bullied, and could only huddle in the small corner or float along the top. There was a dominant girl that was harassing the others, as they do. I wanted to buy them all. They were so stressed out, it was awful to see. I have a 42 gallon that I could use as a sorority tank, but my group of corydoras have been breeding for 2 months now and I managed to raise 9 fry that are in there too. I worried about overstocking, since that makes 15 corys, 5 ottos, and 7 rasboras. UGH, I wish they would take better care into their fish. Most of them will probably not make it long enough to find new homes...
Such animal cruelty
Melman, black and white CT,
Fred, Red veil tail<-- started my addiction
Fish Fish, Cellophane Delta
Shimmer, CT maroon and teal with sparkles