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Old 03-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #21 
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This should be against the law.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:47 AM   #22 
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I would have raised hell, that's not an overnight condition he has, that took like a week or better to happen I would have gotten him at a big discount or free, I have seen dead ones floating in cups that looked in better condition than him, keep us posted on how he is doing...
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:58 AM   #23 
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That is pretty normal for Petco, sadly.

I frequently get ammonia reading this bad in their cups


That reading belonged to this guy


who made an AMAZING recovery with just clean, warm water
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:07 AM   #24 
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Poor little guy. I hope he gets better. Pleas keep us up to date. We must have gotten lucky and got to pick from a new batch f bettas t PETCO. His water was clean and he was happy
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #25 
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And people wonder why I call all the places I shop at and find out their fish delivery day, walmarts from what I know are on thursday, petsmart on wensday, petco thursday, So when I fish shop I try to get in on the new ones before they get all sick and damaged by lack of care, but I still will rescue one here and there, it's hard not too....
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #26 
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Well that explains it. We went Thursday afternoon to pick her fish out
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #27 
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At the rate the petstores have dead fish (which I've seen more at PetCo than at Walmart, shockingly) and they brush off the obviously sick ones, I'm thinking a little shock tactic may be in order.

go in, find the dead ones (if they're fuzzy, even better), load 'em up into the cart, place a couple sick bettas in the seat of the cart, and 1-2 healthy ones for comparison.

Find a manager, complain about sick fish, when they say they're "fine", hold up dead fish (this is where a really fuzzy one would be perfect). Ask if they're fine too...

Or, take a dead one up to the register and pretend you're going to buy it. Give it a cheezy name like "fluffy" or "rover". When they point out that it's dead, tell them it looked better than all of the sick ones on the shelf!

Idk, I think I'm grasping at straws for a way that the dead ones can still make a difference for the living, so their death isn't in vain.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:47 AM   #28 
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Definitely keep us updated on this little guy! Fingers crossed he makes it!


Everytime I go to my PetCo I inspect the betta's and if one of them looks to have an ailment, I bring the cup directly to the fish guy. I can understand how he can get overwhelmed and miss 1 or 2 because the company sends our PetCo 50+ and he has the other freshwater & saltwater fish to tend to. (He really is awesome with our fish for the conditions they have to stay in.)
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #29 
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I'll keep him in my thoughts. Please keep us updated..
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #30 
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Things like this make me so angry! DX

The way these stores treat their betta fish is so infuriating, and so illegal. This is animal abuse!

Good on you for rescuing~ please keep us updated! I hope he makes a speedy recovery!
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