Originally Posted by DarthMaul
well i am sorry that buying a new betta that seems to maybe have fin rot and the other one might have SBD makes me mad. I have had the WORST luck with bettas this past month and i'd rather return them, than have them die in my care. Has anyone lost 4 bettas at once in less than a week and a couple at the same time before that? So you can see why i'd rather get a refund. I did not pay $13.99 for a betta with fin rot. I can go back and get another one
Honestly fin rot is something that is close to guaranteed to come with bettas, and again, is about 5% life threatening. Fin rot comes from dirty water. If you so happen to get a betta that didn't get anything (disease wise), that deserves an award right there.
When I got bettas ( I haven't gotten a betta in a year) they came with velvet
. over and over, what seemed to be dropsy, IMO I would've been lucky to get a betta with "just" fin rot. And I really do mean just
fin rot. I don't know too much about SBD though. If you do return him, I wouldn't be surprised if you got a betta with an even worse disease (unless your Petco is really that good).
Also...have you considered if there's anything wrong with your water? Like your city did something to the tap water? I wouldn't be surprised if there were stuff that's reaaaaally bad, causing issues with your betta. If you really get desperate, you could TRY to change water source for a while, like an experiment. Or call your city, that may be more useful and easier.