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Old 02-14-2011, 09:30 PM   #11 
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What you should do is contact the manager via anonomus letter or best to call him and report what you saw. Don't make it sound like hes the worst person on the planet and your gunna call anamal wellfare if it dosn't change, instead tell him that as a long time customer you where deeply hurt buy seeing such poor conditions to there bettas wich shouldn't have happend in the first place and you will continue to moniter them in future visits for improvements.

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Old 02-14-2011, 11:09 PM   #12 
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I recently bought my betta from my local petsmart, no problems at all, she is very healthy and happy, as were all the other bettas there. But, don't get me started on my local walmart.... =(
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:43 PM   #13 
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I bought Cheep-Cheep from Petsmart and he has been with me for about a year now, and doesn't look like he is going to go belly up anytime soon. The bettas usually look happy and healthy. I went into PetCo the other day, and they have a lot of different kinds of bettas (not just VT and CT like Petsmart) and their fish department is awesome! Though their bettas seem a bit more sluggish and a lot smaller. I've never bought a betta from PetCo, so I can't say.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:20 AM   #14 
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Two of ours are petsamrt fish, one we've had since Oct 2009 the other since saturday. The new one was eating and begging for food the first morning home. My husband surprised me for v-day yesterday and took me to a pet store we only just heard about, they're bettas looked healthy, but their bowls were a wreck! I saw three I wanted horribly bad. One was so friendly, but I chose one by his colors only. He's totally different in personality from the petsmart ones, who was totally chill, this one paces the back of the tank like crazy. Not sure why?? But the ones from petsmart seem very healthy with no poo in their cups, no old food, and only 1 who may have been dead, but they just got them in, so I assume the travel is what got him, not being in petsmart.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:19 AM   #15 
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Just because the chain store in your area sucks doesn't mean others will. At our petsmart, there are never any dead betta, but there is always a few straddling the bottom of thier cup. and there is also little bits of fin in the water, but that is it. the ones on the back of the shelf are usually happy because they are in the dark
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:29 AM   #16 
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I forgot to also mention that I purchased Herb and Titan both from Petsmart.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:53 AM   #17 
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I dunno but I am pretty sure Wal-Mart is the absolute worst of all..
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:21 PM   #18 
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It all depends on the store and the employees.

Personally, I bought my first betta ever from a petsmart near me and he is still alive 3.5 years later.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:35 PM   #19 
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well, it all depends on the store, location, ect.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:42 PM   #20 
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That is horrible. So sorry about the experience. I HATE petstores who take care of their bettas like that ;(
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