I checked out a LPS for the first time. At first I thought that they were really knowlagable about fish and had no Bettas. This one lady actually tried to get a 4 inch long goldfish and put it in a half gallon bowl, but the lady that worked there told here that she couldn't buy a goldfish and put it in a bowl.
All of the fish I saw were in healthy condition, no dead or sick ones. Than I noticed Bettas. They were on a high shelf so I never noticed them b4. They were charging $4 for some very sad looking fishies. They just had the males cups and females cups mixed together. One male was laying on his side on the bottom of his cup with his gills barely moving, they all had extremely clouded water. One of the females had breeding stripes because she was surrounded by males. Most of the females were floating on the top of their cups and had faded colors. The males all had faded colors, too. Most of them looked like they could make it, but only if they were adopted soon,
as in today. There were a few new ones, they had 3 beautiful pink/orange veiltails that were probably going to die one day, but because of their nice coloring maybe they'll be bought. some of the fish were very young, probably 2 months. Others looked older.
I wanted to say something or rescue a fish, but I mentioned it to my dad and he's just says "MMMhhhm." And ignores me just beecause I mention fish and he knows I want one. I can't really say anything because who takes a middle schooler seriously? And I'm kinda shy
Sidenote: I really wanted that female with the breeding stripes! She was very young (probably 1-2 inches in length) And it was obvious that if she was properly taken care of she would be a beautiful blue. IDK what, but something about her made me really want her. She didn't have any health issues yet except losing her color, so I'm guessing out of that batch of Bettas she was THE one for me. I wish I could have gotten her
Sidenote2: There weren't any dead Bettas, but I think this store cleans up thier dead fish.