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Old 04-03-2013, 02:15 PM   #1 
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First Walmart Trip as a Betta Owner...

Today was the first time I went to Walmart as a betta owner... And I was so sad.

I found 4 dead bettas.. And 3 of them had this odd thing with their fins, looked like they were melted together... :(

I told someone and they just said "that's not my department, I don't know what to do about it" and I wanted to cry.

I changed the water on 5 of them before I got told to go away by some people... :( There was not even enough water for some of the fish to just sit, they had to lay sideways to be in the water!

:( I hate this. Now that I actually know more, I just wanna cry about these poor babies.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:29 PM   #2 
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Its a sad sad reality & as long as we keep "rescuing" them from the stores it will continue to happen.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:31 PM   #3 
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At places like Walmart, they are seen money, not as living creatures. Its not like its hard to maintain the fish in the pets department, but if the fish die its not seen as a big enough loss for them to care about it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:39 PM   #4 
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I hate going to the fish section at Wal-Mart. :( It's devastating, the condition they're in.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:39 PM   #5 
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^^ agreed
they are living animals. to me, Pets are creatures, but humans use them, sell them, breed them, and abuse them. All pets, not just fish. Since when are animals just property that humans can capture, sell, and then be a belonging of someone!?! These animals were on earth first!
On that note, this wallmart is horrible :( You need to talk to the manager, he can't ignore you and just say it's not his department because it is. My local wallmart no longer carries fish after a few years ago they had a sickness spread over all the fish and they all died off. the store tried to import more fish, but they all died, so they gave up after a while. Hundreds of fish died during that :(
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:07 PM   #6 
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The Wal Marts in my area do not sell Bettas. Thank God.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:40 PM   #7 
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In some places, it's actually been made illegal to sell living animals unless the store is a petstore. All of our Walmarts got rid of their fish section.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #8 
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@Corsica, is that an Ibizan Hound in your avatar pic? I am DROOLING!
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:51 PM   #9 
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@Corsica, is that an Ibizan Hound in your avatar pic? I am DROOLING!
Hi,
Yes she is. Her name is Ember. I have two wire Ibizans and two smooths. I am impressed that you know what breed she is! The Gen. public have no clue usually!
I think I can link my personal website? http://morjority.weebly.com/
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:57 PM   #10 
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Corsica, I sent you a private message, since I don't want to hijack a Betta thread talking about dogs. But goodness - Ember is BEAUTIFUL!
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