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Old 10-16-2012, 05:08 PM   #1 
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Thumbs down Do not buy walmart fish!!!

I was extremely disgusted by the lack of care these people give these fish at walmart they dont feed them the fish have fin rot and their color is faded and they're water is brown and cloudy I was at walmart yesterday and was disgusted at what i saw fish were dead in dirty water cups and the fish that were alive weren't doing well. I then asked for the Manager and told him ''Look at these beautiful fish just lying lifeless in these cups'' i said thats UNCALLED for and unacceptable your employees haven't taken care of these fish/animals in some time. He said i am sorry ma'am i will take care of this i said ''take care of what they're already dead or sick'' I said would you treat your fish like this he said NO ma'am...I can't believe this its sad and disgusting to see this. My fish and my Animals are my life i would ever treat them like this. I told the Manager he needs to do a better job at taking care of these fish they're way to beautiful to just sit here and die. He took down my name and number and i said im gonna file a complaint about this to your headquarters He got really quiet. I also asked for the Hd number he gave it to me i said this is totally unacceptable and cruel you will be hearing something in a few days. I am heartbroken by what i saw these beautiful fishes suffering with no care or food at all. Sorry for my rambling but i am a big animal lover and i hate to see any living thing die or suffer its just not right at all.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:11 PM   #2 
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Btw I took a few Fish home for free and im treating them hopefully nurse these beauties back to health.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:26 PM   #3 
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My Mom's friend worked in the garden dept and I know she fed the bettas they sell once a year, but they weren't allowed to change the water.

My sister got 3 bettas from Walmart. One died the same day from the fuzz they get. They replaced him and that fish died a week later. Her last Walmart fish lasted years and years.

The fish aren't sold for pets there, they are sold for a profit. It doesn't matter to them that some are sick or dying. They are just a product for making money, even if they lose some.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:28 PM   #4 
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That's extremely sad Because bettas are beautiful fish.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:35 PM   #5 
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Walmart is on my list of chain stores to go for betta rescues once I officially open my betta rescue.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:44 PM   #6 
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I wouldn't buy Fish from there ever after what i saw
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:51 PM   #7 
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Walmart is not a good place to buy fish everyone i've brought from there died. I bought my New bettas from petco and theyre doign great healthy. one of my fish is named sooner bc hes ou sooner red he loves to make bubblenest its fun to watch him do it. lol.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:53 PM   #8 
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Welcome to the world of Walmart bettas! I understand why they don't feed them, as a lot of places don't for the fact they want the water to last a bit longer.. but it is still sad. I have a female I had picked up at Walmart, have her a little over a year now with no health issues. Luckily the Walmart closest to me stopped selling them.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:54 PM   #9 
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I rescue fish from walmart, but if I'm looking for a fish that I want to last a while and actually keep, I go to the petsmart in my area. The fish guy is my friend and takes my advice on water changes and feeding. He now does a 50% change in the cups every other day.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:54 PM   #10 
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I bought my Dumbledore (see avatar) from Walmart. He looked pitiful. I bought him before I even knew how to take care of a betta. I don't know what it was about him, but he just looked at me and said "Please help me...I can't do this much longer" So I gently picked him up and took him to the register. Best $3.45 ever spent. He went from one of those 1 liter bowls to a heater and filtered 3 gallon in 2 days once I read up on them. He's been my guinea pig and recently was upgraded to a 5.5, which was turned into a fully planted tank last night. He's a brat, but I wouldn't change him for the world. He's been fairly healthy ever since. Just a tad bit of fin rot after he chewed his tail into a double tail and then had a quick bought of internal infection of some kind but that cleared up in 2 days with Epsom salts.

Anyway, sorry for my tangent. I would never buy another fish from Walmart, as much as I want to. It only makes room on the shelf for another. They are all about profit and money. So, you buy fish from them, you support them. Even if you buy them because they are sick/dying. You still paid your money for them. :/
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