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Old 07-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #1 
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petco selling baby bettas?!?!?!?

What is your opinion on petco selling baby bettas? I dont mind the one by me selling them because they do daily checkups on ALL the bettas, they have a betta specialist and they have somebody standing over at the betta section to answer everyones questions, to treat the sick bettas, clean their water and feed them.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #2 
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We have dozens of threads on this topic already.

I'm against it. I work too hard to raise these fish from egg to adult and its a kick in the face to true breeders.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:30 PM   #3 
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heh... i think its neat i actually got one
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:40 PM   #4 
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I think newbies who havent taken good care of a betta, try to take care of a baby thinking "Well, they're smaller so they must be easier to take care of" and babies dead. I've personally never bred a single fish, but I must think it might be atleast slightly difficult.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:38 PM   #5 
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I think it's unfair, a baby betta seems more of a challenge to take care of.. and I personally would rather have an adult betta..if something were to go wrong, you would be more fearful of what to do for treatment, their needs would be different, cuz they are still growing, and like any baby need a LOT MOre care.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #6 
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It's kind of unfair. At my Petco, I never see this. They always have their bettas happy and healthy! I'm getting a new one in 2 weeks and saw them today. They had a new bunch and the most beautiful Delta that I had to drag myself away from him! Gorgeous. The water was cleaned too, and they were all swimming joyfully. Yay for Petco!
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #7 
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Its EXTREMELY bad for those young juvenile bettas. They need big tanks, higher temps, and extremely clean water and proper food.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:42 PM   #8 
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Its EXTREMELY bad for those young juvenile bettas. They need big tanks, higher temps, and extremely clean water and proper food.
Very true. You should be a responsible pet owner and be fully prepared. LPS's can be bad enough; it's not right to have a baby in there! The are not prepared to live in such a small space and most likely be bought by a bad owner.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:48 PM   #9 
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Young ones that size shouldn't be out of the grow out tank. Let alone in a small, unheated cup, without good food.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:52 PM   #10 
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Yay for Petco!
I second this.

I went to Petco for dog food, and inspected all the bettas. Water was clean and they all looked pretty good, except for being in a cup! But compared to the little dude I just dragged home from Walmart, they looked amazing.
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