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Old 05-05-2012, 03:25 PM   #11 
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I always wondered why pet stores didnt push bigger tanks, since hey, more money for them. They can make a person buy a 5 buck betta tank orrr they can push them into a bigger tanka dna heater , doesnt make much sense. Oh well haha
I think they are pushing the smaller aquariums for bettas because most people view them as a cheap pet and there is a lot of misinformation out there regarding the care of bettas splendens. It's a shame really, but they might actually lose some customers by pushing bigger tanks for bettas. I agree, I would have no problem with this, but the corporation may see it as an issue.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:57 PM   #12 
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Even those fish born or stranded in 'rain-filled footprints' or puddles eventually try and get the hell out of there and into something a little less inclined to boil, dry out or become a toxic soup.

I can't believe people believe this tripe. But then again I can't believe some people derive enjoyment from putting a fish in a container smaller than the glasses I drink out of.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:46 PM   #13 
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Hm. The same sign was in the Walmarts here when they sold live fish. Years ago now but I cannot believe society would allow such a thing to be posted. :<
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:39 PM   #14 
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You'd think we'd still be in the time when we'd pit dogs against bulls with some of the stupid things we see/hear about.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:12 AM   #15 
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I did talk to the manager yesterday, who was very apologetic and took the sign down. I gave him a few references, brought up OFL's point (above), and directed him to this forum... He can choose to educate himself and staff or not, but at least the sign is down. And at least they don't try to argue with me- they really do care I think, but just don't have the training.

If anyone on here works at a petstore, perhaps you could try to revamp the betta training for employees?
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #16 
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I sure would if I worked in a LPS store
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:26 AM   #17 
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Wicked happy you took the course of action you did and it sounds like they didn't know either (which, for the most part, seems to be the case).

Glad it was all well and done. Awesome job, Katy. :)
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:40 AM   #18 
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You'd think we'd still be in the time when we'd pit dogs against bulls with some of the stupid things we see/hear about.
Not to hijack this thread or anything, but sadly we are still in that time. Not bulls so much but against wild hogs in the south. And of course, still against each other.

Sorry, rant over.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:08 AM   #19 
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Yes and the dogs we domesticated we've trained to murder people, and murder each other- for no reason but our own enjoyment. Which is funny because I hate squishing bug (though they are not supposed to me in my house >:( ) because I feel bad xD If I ever fought a dog I'd rather be the one fighting, not my dog D: Also another reason why I see bettas as not "just fish" :3

I saw a pawn shop with two cylinders with rocks and water... one not bad looking the other - amongst the debris (NOT algae, I mean like... left forever POO debris I have never seen even in STORES!!!) a small rotting betta who still lived, and wriggled with all his effort to get up the looooooong vase to breath :(
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Thats awful!If I saw a sign like that I would take it down and replace it with a sign stating the correct requirements
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