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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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What is wrong with people?

So I work at wal-mart in the pet department (before you yell at me, know that I actually take very good care of my fish unlike some other stores). Yesterday I came in around 1pm and found this:







Some idiot kids must have came in the night before, after I left, and decided it would be a fun idea to put FOUR bettas in the same container...

I've worked the pet department for about a year and a half and have only seen people do this a couple times before, but only by putting two bettas together... luckily I was usually able to find them before they killed each other.

Anyways I promptly separated them out into their own containers... some of them aren't in great condition, but at least they aren't dead

I don't know what's wrong with some people..

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 11:31 AM
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It happens once in a while. Some brainless kids do that.

Once I saw a store which had an amazing idea: they simply let the bettas in some lockers like this one -> http://www.inmol.com.br/imagens/Arma...2%20portas.jpg

It stays locked all the time and you must call someone to open it, so you can get the betta that you want.
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It happens once in a while. Some brainless kids do that.

Once I saw a store which had an amazing idea: they simply let the bettas in some lockers like this one -> http://www.inmol.com.br/imagens/Arma...2%20portas.jpg

It stays locked all the time and you must call someone to open it, so you can get the betta that you want.

Wow, wish my store had that. Wal-mart is too cheap though.
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Sick B******* if I could get my hands on them...the kids I mean! apologies for the <------ bad language!

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Those poor babies.. Some people are heartless and cruel. I hope the fishies are alright!
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I came across something like that once at Walmart. Two in the same cup. Neither was hurt, but I made sure to get them into their own cups. Usually I'm shy, but I had no problem grabbing a fishnet from the sink and scooping one of the fish out. Some people shouldn't be allowed to touch animals.

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poor babies. ;n; i'd totally get them, but only after complaining loudly about how the bettas should be watched better because of brats doing crap like that. :I
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poor babies. ;n; i'd totally get them, but only after complaining loudly about how the bettas should be watched better because of brats doing crap like that. :I
The problem is that they combine pet department with paper and chemicals... which is on the complete other side of the store, and we usually only have one of us from those departments at the store at a time because walmart is cheap and won't hire more people >.<

I try to watch them as best as I can though, they're the first thing I check every day I get to work.

When I got there that day I looked at the bettas.... there were 6 containers empty, no bettas. I immediately knew what happened and started looking around, found the four together on a top shelf a few feet away... still don't know what happened to the other three from the containers though :/
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;n; poor things.

i have the funny feeling that poor boy with the tattered fins will be there a while. just frown knowing the walmart here, the ones with tattered fins like that go last, or die first. ;n; it makes me wish i had more money, because i have a tank already set up(was a just-in-case when i got Todd from a breeder. never know when they'll be sneaky and ship a sibling!), and fin issues are a specialty of mine. :I

gah.... i gotta say, keep an eye out on them all. fighting is stressful. stressed fish get sick quicker.
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I could never work at a department store that sold bettas! (Our WM no longer sells live animals) I would just want to take them all home!

I won't yell at you, you seem compassionate enough to know what's best for the fish! Sometimes you just cannot control the idiots that come in for thrills. :/

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