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Old 02-08-2013, 04:05 PM   #21 
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Wow, that's a beautiful VT!
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:24 PM   #22 
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I just have to add when I was at walmart last, I always like to visit the bettas they have, and see what colors are available and basically just give the little ones some attention.

I was so disappointed at the aquarium section there. the bettas were in close to no water, and many of them were dead. Which im sure is traumatizing to the ones around. many seemed to be sluggish and only moving upon me nudging the container. a few were covered in a cotton like growth and overall just suffering. I asked to speak to an associate of that area because It hurt me so bad to see these beautiful little creatures suffering. The man basically claimed they had a protozoan parasite and he had been treating some. I mean really though its your job to take care of the fish and there were over 5 dead on the shelf. I will say I was assured he would no longer be purchasing them because of the manufacturer not being cleanly, and the sadness of it. He himself apparently had already rescued a few.

so sad, I hope all wal marts aren't like this!:(
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:55 PM   #23 
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Unfortunately, a lot of places are. /:

Aru was a Walmart betta. She had almost no colour on her a year ago.



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Old 02-08-2013, 06:30 PM   #24 
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Oh I'm glad our Wal-Mart's don't carry fish anymore. Mainly because we have so many pet stores there is simply no need, they'd never sell. Though I have seen some bad ones at petsmart and pet co. :(
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:12 AM   #25 
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Wow, that's a beautiful VT!
Thanks! I got very lucky. The day I went to adopt Beau they had just gotten a new shipment in from their supplier. He was in pretty good shape, but last week when I went to get some stress coat for his tail the others weren't doing so well. I only have one tank, or I would have adopted a few of them!
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:24 AM   #26 
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It's very upsetting, the amount of neglect and illness in Walmart. Bettas are live animals, they feel pain and illness too.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:05 AM   #27 
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Perseus came from my local Walmart my daughter worked there at the time and picked out a small but healthy Betta for me for Mothers Days last year. He is a Royal Blue CT and I love him so much, he is my first ever fish and of course that is him in my profile picture blowing Valentine bubble kisses to everyone.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:34 AM   #28 
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I was afraid my fish wouldn't last long because of the fact that it was bought from Walmart but this one has lasted longer than any fish I've ever owned!
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:28 AM   #29 
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I've had my first ever fish, and Walmart Betta for over four months. He has an awesome personality!
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:04 PM   #30 
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Beautiful fish...they are lucky to all have such great homes now. My WalMart isn't evolved enough to carry live creatures, which is probably a good thing, based on these posts.
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