Originally Posted by jeaninel
Wow, how disheartening it must have been to hear such garbage coming from a LFS that is supposed to be respectable. I think you should buy the betta if they are healthy and good quality. Just don't listen to their advice. Was it the owner you were talking to?
It was VERY disheartening. I was shocked. I have bought all of my 7 guys from Petco, and was hoping to get one of the CTs with his new shipment. But I couldn't believe what I was hearing. But at least he keeps them in very good health while there. Yes, it WAS the owner I was talking to!!!! ARGH! I think he views bettas as a "disposable" fish that is for amateurs and makes him money. I don't think he takes them seriously, you know? It's so frustrating. In the end, since i've already bought so many fish from Petco, I'd like to support a small local business also, and since he does take care of the fish in the store, that is a good thing.