Originally Posted by RussellTheShihTzu
Which is why I never look at Betta in pet stores or Wal-Mart.
It's her soft heart. I'm the same way. I just can't stand to see the conditions they are kept in, or the conditions the fish are in.
MB. is used to treat new fish arriving to the store because they don't have a quarantine area for their fish. It covers so many different problems the pet stores face. From parasites and stressed out fish, to covering up not taking care of the water conditions. If they can make the customers think by adding MB to their cups that they are being cared for then it puts the unsuspecting customer in the right position to buy the fish. It's the experienced customer they are really afraid of. Those of us who know what we are looking for and what we are seeing, and are a voice for the fish will go in and look and walk away with regrets for even stopping to look. There are some stores (a few) that really try to give the right care. For those stores it's a pride they have not only in their store but also in their stock.