I went to PetSmart to get my 10g starter kit right? I check out the fish section, birds, ect.. I go to the bettas, most are pretty healthy, a few need a water change, (I even saw an Orange dal that I wish I had space for v.v..) But there was one fish, he is really sick, bloated/swollen belly, swimming side ways, fin rot! I'm so upset, this shouldn't have happen! There is no reason for it.. They say they watch there fish.. So then why is he sick?! There isn't a good excuse for it, and it really makes me mad.. So, I baught him (I hate that I had to pay for him at all, but I was NOT gonna leave him there to die a horrible death..) and only got 15% off.. Oh and get this <_<... The stupid little sales clerk was trying not to laugh as she said "So.. *Struggling to hold back* you really must think you can save him.." I was so upset, I'm calling PetSmart HQ first thing monday. This is NOT acceptable, there is no reason for this. They only had about 20-25 bettas (That isn't a lot considering my Petco has about 60...) that looked healthy, is it because he isn't drop dead beautiful that he gets ignored? If so - that makes me more mad!!
I'm also upset with my Sister - she says that I'm treating a fish as good as a dog.. Well why the heck not? He is still a living breatheing animal, if my dog was sick, I'd do whatever I could to help her get better, same for Fighter.. He will get better, and I'm going to make sure of it!
All Heck is gonna break loose when I talk to PS HQ, there gonna think a crazy chick is speaking to them.. I'm really upset about this, I'll be posting updates on Fighter, I'm posting pics now so you can see what I mean about his condition.
But I'd like to add that he is looking a bit better since I put him in a low water leveled 1/2 gallon that is nice and warm for him. He is still struggling for air, but if I put any less water, he's gonna need more water then air x.x...
See his fin & tail rot? There are holes!! And TEARS! In his tail...
Swollen Belly for no reason at all & his front fins are all shrivled up...
Uber swollen belly, and you see the angle he's at? That is how he SWIMS!! ALL THE TIME....
Again.. That sad angle..and his fins..
Sorry for such a long read, but I'm really upset that this happen at all, Fighter was lucky that I found him there, he probably wouldn't have lived in that cold dirty cup through the night.. Even if he dies during or after treatment, I at least know he was in a better place with me then at that petstore.. If I ever see a dying fish there again, you better believe he's gonna be 1/2 off or free.. No way will I fully support them KILLING the bettas!