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Old 09-10-2009, 03:56 PM   #1 
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PRESENTING: The Quest for a New Betta

I finally went over to Petco today after running a few errands. It was raining heavily, it was humid and the bus was cramped and smelled a little off-color...

But I arrived at Petco, a whole half-hour later, only to be disappointed by the stock they had.

They had TONS of crowntails (particularly females), but none of them appealed to me. They were all very dark-- too dark for my tastes. Then they had some opaque/yellow Bettas but one of them looked like his anal fin was getting a serious case of finrot and another looked as if he was bleeding...?

Furthermore, the only cute female CT that I liked was dead in her cup. She was all white with red fins.

Upon noticing this, I pointed it out to one of the store workers and he removed the Betta immediately. I asked if I got a free Betta for pointing out the dead one; he said no. But I did get offered a discount on food and water conditioner for later.

I saw ONE fish that might have caught my fancy; a purple/green/brown/yellow/blue Delta male. I mean, woah this fish was like a hippie! He was handsome, but he didn't strike a personal chord with me, as did Tian-Tian and Taco.

So no fish today. Perhaps next week, when I finally get some funds in my bank account. Hopefully by then there will be new stock and I'll be ready to bring my new buddy home.
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:05 PM   #2 
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Oh... I'm sorry. :(

I know you'll find a PERFECT one soon!!!!!
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:18 PM   #3 
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Update: Just mapped out my journey to Petsmart by bus. It's gonna be close to an hour and a half there and back. By car, it would only take me 20 minutes.

Why don't I have a car?? More importantly, why are my local pet stores so far from campus??

Anyway, that Petsmart was where I bought Tian-Tian. Though their stock is probably older, I know they usually have a wider variety of stock.

However, there is also a slim chance that I'll be able to go to my hometown this weekend, in which I MIGHT be able to stop by my local LFS (where I bought Taco). I know my folks at LFS and they'd be more willing to help me out (though their water conditioner is a little more expensive than main-chain stores like Petco).

We'll have to see!!
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:22 PM   #4 
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I'm sorry you haven't found any bettas yet. But I hope you do soon!
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:19 PM   #5 
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Ugh, I know what you mean! I have a 6 hour break on Wednesdays, but sometimes it hardly seems worth it if I have to rush to get there.

Sorry to hear about that, though. Hope you find your perfect Betta soon.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:28 PM   #6 
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Hope you find a good one!!!
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:52 PM   #7 
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I'm sorry you couldn't find one today.
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:44 PM   #8 
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Greetings, all!

I'm at my folks' place for the weekend, doing some studying and recovering. Since my car accident a few months back, my back is still giving me some hefty problems... and I'm glued to a chair because I rolled on my left ankle in Tae Kwon Do last week, so I'm down and out for the count!!

Anyway, I'm hoping I can coerce one of my folks into running over to a pet store with me and see if I can't rescue a sick Betta for free or something. At this point, healthy or not I just need a Betta in my life again.

And now, study break over.
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:00 PM   #9 
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Sorry about your back!! I hope you feel well again!!!

I hope you find the perfect fishy!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm so sorry about your back and ankle! I hope you get to feeling better soon. Good luck with the betta search.
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