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Old 08-30-2009, 11:21 AM   #1 
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Cool our rescue mission =)

loppy656 and I are going on a rescue mission to rescue fish that might not make it at the pet stores. For instance, I had seen 12 dead bettas at one petstore and the rest where sick. We are planning on getting the sick bettas that have a chance of surviving and nursing them back to health and then giving them to good homes
please dont say any rude comments about our idea
if you want to you should do the same thing for the sake of the betta fish

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Old 08-30-2009, 11:33 AM   #2 
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:45 AM   #3 
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ok we will
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:55 PM   #5 
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I hope you don't take this as a rude comment, but from the sellers stand point this isn't the best idea. I do understand fully the need to make the fish that you see better. But all the store sees is ... oh the betta shelves are empty. Time to order another 50. The better route is going to be to talk to the managers. Show them the shabby fins and gasping fish. If they don't even care about the fish, they will see that the 20 fish at 3.99 each are never gonna make them a profit. Either way, by guilt or by their wallets they will do something. If that does fail, call your local ASPCA chapter. They have the means to take legal action if a store owner/manager refuses to do anything.

Bottom line don't think about the 10 fish you're trying to save, think about the next lineup of potential victims.

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Good point, okijapan.
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:03 PM   #7 
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I hope you don't take this as a rude comment, but from the sellers stand point this isn't the best idea. I do understand fully the need to make the fish that you see better. But all the store sees is ... oh the betta shelves are empty. Time to order another 50. The better route is going to be to talk to the managers. Show them the shabby fins and gasping fish. If they don't even care about the fish, they will see that the 20 fish at 3.99 each are never gonna make them a profit. Either way, by guilt or by their wallets they will do something. If that does fail, call your local ASPCA chapter. They have the means to take legal action if a store owner/manager refuses to do anything.

Bottom line don't think about the 10 fish you're trying to save, think about the next lineup of potential victims.
That is what I had thought too. I mean, you are just encouraging them to hurt/kill more bettas by purchasing bettas from them. As much as I hate to say this, it is in many ways just better to leave the bettas there - and as okijapan said - talk to the manager. If the bettas are in that condition and don't sell, they are less likely to get more/as many into the store in the future - helping bettas all around from being in those horrible conditions.
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:05 PM   #8 
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i never looked at it that way but at my local petsmart they get a new shipment every thursday anyways
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:08 PM   #9 
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But from experience working in retail - the less they sell - the less likely they are to order as many or any at all. No manager of a store wants to keep something they don't sell. It is a waste of money for them - especially in our crappy economy today. For all we know the shipment could be a smaller one that they get in.
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:08 PM   #10 
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It's sad to see our little friends in such awful conditions.
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