Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Beautiful high desert area of S. California
I was in both Petco and Petsmart today, and the bettas in both places were in poor shape. Several looked to be close to death, and most were lying on the bottom of their tiny bowls, not even moving if I picked up the bowl to look at them. Hubby just doesn't understand, and I tried not to harp on it, but I was really bothered. There was one female that was quite small, all white except for dark fins that I thought might turn out to be a marble later on. I wanted her in the worst way. She looked so sweet and in need of lots of room and good care. She probably would have thought she was in heaven to even get out of that bowl. But I only have one tank set up, and it has a male betta, and I don't want to divide a 10 gallon tank, as I feel 5 gallons isn't enough for each fish, so I had to pass her by. Now I'm wondering if I shouldn't just buy one of those tank dividers and do it! They said bettas come in every Friday. Here is is Sunday, and I can't believe how bad those fish looked.
10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.
20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.
55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.