I still have no power, this is the 2nd day with no power. Dumbledore is in a fit of rage because I'm not feeding him, because we have no water and since no one has power/water no place has gallons of spring water. So I got the brilliant idea of going to Petsmart and look around. I needed a new filter cartridge and of course, they are out of the kind I need. I went to Walmart (no for fish related things) but wandered down to the pet section to see the kinds of bettas they had.
Worst. Idea. Ever.
I was appalled. Water conditions were awful, fish are lifeless, but not dead. Ammonia burns and fin rot, not to mention the dead fish pushed to the back of the shelf. I found someone working close by to tell them about the dead fish, and the fish needing water changes and she looked at me, gave me that "and why should I care?" look and told me very rudely she'd get someone to take care of it. I then asked to speak to the manager, who wasn't in, and of course the assistant manager wasn't there either. All I could do is stand there and stare at these poor bettas, who were obviously suffering. Looking at me with they popeyes, begging me to bring them all home. Of course, I have no room for 20+ male bettas. *sigh*
On the bright side of things, Petsmart bettas looked nice, even the females were nice and clean. No dead ones, very few with slight cases of fin rot but you could tell they were healing.