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Old 06-27-2012, 09:40 PM   #1 
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betta's water color??????

why at petsmart some of the water is blue and some are clear?
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:47 PM   #2 
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The blue is an additive which is supposed to help prevent illness. It's a shortcut instead of doing more frequent water changes.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:14 PM   #3 
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the betta i just got had blue water but he is beautiful!!
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:26 PM   #4 
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It's also an additive that helps them when the weather has been cold. (Usually they put it in during summer when the AC is going a lot.)
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:22 AM   #5 
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I worked at PetsMart last year, the blue is an animal safe water dye that is supposed to enhance the bettas' colors. Makes them more attractive to purchase.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:13 AM   #6 
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Last time I visited Petsmart, only females were in blue water, but they were treated horrendously while the males were fine... (SEVERE bloat, several dead, fin rot, dropsy... you name it.)
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Last time I visited Petsmart, only females were in blue water, but they were treated horrendously while the males were fine... (SEVERE bloat, several dead, fin rot, dropsy... you name it.)
The "care team" might of ran out of prepared water for the rest of their bettas. Their lack care for these beautiful fish doesn't help the females sell. Working there, I've seen the males fly off the shelves and the poor females left to sit in cups for days on end.
I think I'll be making my 75 gallon into a betta sorority.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:59 AM   #8 
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I'm in love with females. <3 My first fish, Sally, is a female and I love her to death. By my experience, they're more curious and loving. I have a stronger bond with her than Otis or Donald. (I sound crazy. xD)
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:06 AM   #9 
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the blue water is caused by this tablet that dissolves in the water. It has conditioner in it and also helps to relieve stress. Last week petsmart stopped using it so the water should be clear now.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:30 AM   #10 
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Ugh at the petsmart by my house the males are displayed all proud in the entrance way of the store, and the females are around the corner (in the back) and are $0.99 .. I almost bought like 29034 of them LOL
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