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Old 12-12-2012, 07:07 PM   #51 
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Our Petco bettas look like high quality Bettas and are very active here.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #52 
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Not all bettas from LPS's are bad, often many of them come from breeders. They just don't often get the care they need, and sometimes have mixed genetics :P
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They all come from breeders where else?
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:47 PM   #54 
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Well obviously, but most come from decent breeders not just people trying to mass produce bettas.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:02 PM   #55 
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Well obviously, but most come from decent breeders not just people trying to mass produce bettas.
I don't think the breeders have bad intentions, they just can't house them all. But what they don't seem to realize is the fish would be better in the jar or cup with them since they'll give water changes, rather than on a shelf HOPING to be purchased into a good home.
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Not all breeders breed with the fish's best interests in mind. It's the same for dogs or cats with mills and back yard breeders. Many only think of the profit, even if it's for sub-par animals. So they tend to over breed to mass produce animals to sell. Which is why some pet store bettas don't look the greatest in health or in color/finnage.
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I would think most chain stores would prefer getting them by mass amount cheap from a bad breeder.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:50 PM   #58 
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I would think most chain stores would prefer getting them by mass amount cheap from a bad breeder.
More profit for them. When it comes down to it most chain stores just want your money. They need it, really. And if they can sell you things you don't need or unhealthy fish, they probably will.

That's not to say all fish store fish are sick or that all stores or sales persons are bad. Some truly care about the fish.

Unfortunately, money makes the world go round, not healthy pets.
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Our Petco seems to use a mass breeder that breeds healthy colorful Bettas. Believe it or not they do nor perk up in good tanks because they are already perked up.They even swim around the cup too or stare at you.
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Our Petco seems to use a mass breeder that breeds healthy colorful Bettas. Believe it or not they do nor perk up in good tanks because they are already perked up.They even swim around the cup too or stare at you.
Same here with our Petco. They do a pretty good job so I continue to go there for all my pet stuff. But Walmart's bettas, on the other hand <.< We don't even need to go there.

When you find that one pet store that does all the right things, it's worth going to everytime you need to.
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