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Old 09-19-2010, 06:00 PM   #1 
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Betta Adoption Program

Ok so I've always wanted to do this and now I'm putting it into action. I'm starting a betta adoption program. Here's the link:

http://bettachat181.webs.com/bettaadoptionpage.htm

It's simple:
Step 1: You donate as much as you like (via PayPal)
Step 2: I buy fish using 75% of the donated money.
Step 3: I post fish for adoption.
Step 4: You adopt :)

Some adoption fish might be included free with other orders.

If you're wondering what's going on with the other 25% of your money it's being used to maintain fish and buy new stock and supplies.

Adoption fish will be housed in 16 ounce cups (with holes in the bottom) custom modified for easy cleaning and cleaned once or twice a day. Fed everyother day (to minimize polution).

Large donations (over $20) will be used to make Betta Starter Kits. Just basic little temporary homes for bettas, with a 1/2 gallon jar with lid, gravel, a pack of live plants, and detailed instructions on maintaining it until a more suitable home is found.

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Old 09-19-2010, 09:03 PM   #2 
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Where are you buying your fish from?
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:12 PM   #3 
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Where are you buying your fish from?
Tons of places. When I see one in bad conditions I buy, raise back to health, and adopt out to people who buy my bettas, who I know will take care of them.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:17 PM   #4 
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I might donate when I earn a little money. It's a great idea. I already said this but if we trade pairs I might also take a rescue :)

Good luck!

Oh yeah, and did anything ever come of that pet store your brother was opening?
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I might donate when I earn a little money. It's a great idea. I already said this but if we trade pairs I might also take a rescue :)

Good luck!

Oh yeah, and did anything ever come of that pet store your brother was opening?
The fish store is just an idea. No guarentees yet.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:21 PM   #6 
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Great idea! I might donate once I can get some money.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:24 PM   #7 
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Hmmm. Instead of buying, why not try to get the stores to give them to you for free or at a discount? Most petstores have a policy that doesn't allow them to sell sick animals for full price. Plus, when you buy the fish, (if from LFS) then you're really only supporting them keeping their bettas in bad conditions. You'll probably need the donations more for healing the bettas.
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+1 to JKfish. I think your heart is in the right place but I think there are better ways to go about betta rescue than putting money into pet store pockets just so the fish you buy can be replaced with another.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:47 PM   #9 
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True, I never thought about that!! I'll jus ask them for a discounted price on them.

I don't believe that it is ok to just leave them sitting on a shelf to die. That's why I'm doing this.
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I know watching bettas rot in the cups is horrible, but you might want to consider first talking to the store manager about bettafish care. Sometimes explaining the pros of cleaner water in cups ( coustomers more likely to buy, healthy fish, etc.) will be enough To get the bettas in better conditions
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