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Old 11-27-2010, 03:02 PM   #11 
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I complained about the blue water at my Petsmart. When I went in there yesterday the bettas were in plain water.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:18 PM   #12 
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Wow, what a quick fix! maybe I will try the same.
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:02 AM   #13 
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I don't really reccomend advising them not to use it. Methylene blue is a preventative not a medication so it won't affect their ability to fight infection. Whenever I pull a female from the spawning tank she goes into a quart jar with a good amount of methylene blue to keep her injuries from getting serious. Also if you buy a betta from me they'll have methylene blue in their bags. It reduces stress and helps keep disease away..so it's very good in stressful situations like shipping.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:51 PM   #14 
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okay maybe i could see in shipping but how long do they sit on the shelves?
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:53 AM   #15 
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Store policy or manager can instruct their employees to do a weekly water change but in the end how they gonna know unless they sit and watch the employee doing it every week which is not gonna happen.

In the end comes down to the employee in charge of the fish department. Is that employee there primarily for the pay and employee discounts or is he there because he loves the fish hobby. If it's the latter he/she will be more committed to taking care of his department the right way. There are going to be idle moments when no customer is at the fish department and if he is truly a serious hobbyist they are going to use this time to swap out water stead of standing around and waiting for his/her shift to end.
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:03 AM   #16 
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I wouldn't tell them to not do it. It's just that they use some kind of conditioner that has metylene blue in it and you can't tell what color the fish are.
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I wouldn't tell them to not do it. It's just that they use some kind of conditioner that has metylene blue in it and you can't tell what color the fish are.
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okay maybe i could see in shipping but how long do they sit on the shelves?
Sma eissue. People comin around all day, little kids shaking the cups and poking the fish..all of it's stressful.
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