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Old 08-15-2010, 12:03 AM   #31 
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Of the three Walmarts within reasonable driving distance at least two of them took pretty good care of their fish. Maybe not great, but good, all things considered. All three of them have phased out their fish sections over the past few years, though. It was probably because people don't go to Walmart to buy fish when there is a pet store in the same shopping plaza. It makes me happy to know that.

Anyway, I know people like to go rescue their fish, but if you keep buying them, they keep having a reason to get more, and so on and so on... A better strategy would be ensuring that other people in your area stop buying Walmart fish.
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:09 AM   #32 
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It's not really the cups that bother me so much, but at my Wal-Mart the bettas are kept in literally just an inch of water in their cup. Barely enough to cover them. It's absolutely horrifying. I haven't gone back since, and that was a looong time ago.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:26 PM   #33 
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Oh bettas looking dead for days, thats just how fish usually decay. I left my house for an overnight stay with some friends and came back to find my betta dead against the filter intake, he looked like he'd been dead for a few days but it was barely 16 hours.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:54 PM   #34 
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my wall mart stopped selling fish and the betta (Bubbles) i got from petco has ich im in the middle of treatment now
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:11 AM   #35 
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I won't touch Walmart. I go to Meijer instead, and buy my bettas from Aquabid, Bettysplendens, other dealers, a Petco and PetSmart, and a LPS that I know the owners of.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:14 PM   #36 
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My walmart doesn't really sell bettas but I'm glad they dont. I dont want anymore bettas in that store EVER. I saw this on you tube too.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:09 PM   #37 
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unfortunately, i have worked at walmart and i buy my fish from walmart, and they do in fact, take horrible care of them.

the unfortunate part of it is, if i had the financial ability to buy from aquabid or something, i would. if there was another pet store, i would. i live in a very small town in the middle of no where, walmarts the only place within a two hour driving radius that sells fish. :\

two of my guys came to my with horrible fin rot. but, i took them in, because they looked the worst. they're both healthy and thriving now, beautiful boys. the one fish i didn't get ill, is my baby HMDT dunn. but he does have what looks like a deformity in his spine, it's a little bump, and it just slopes down towards his head. it doesn't affect him, though.

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Old 08-06-2012, 03:59 PM   #38 
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:36 PM   #39 
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People really should get Walmart stores (the ones that treat the fish bad, they don't all mistreat the fish, thank goodness) to either take better care of the fish or stop selling them.
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