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Old 02-21-2011, 05:00 PM   #41 
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actually methylene blue is a medicine. it treats fungal infections, ich, and other diseases. but what I was asking was why do they put it in betta cups with healthy bettas in them.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:08 PM   #42 
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actually methylene blue is a medicine. it treats fungal infections, ich, and other diseases. but what I was asking was why do they put it in betta cups with healthy bettas in them.

I was wondering that also. I saw that the other day. Our petsmart had a fresh group of bettas and some had the medicine and some didn't. One of them looked to have fin rot and a spot on his back that looked awful but he was in normal water.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:33 PM   #43 
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When Jet passed away I was looking for another Betta, and I just remembered that I had great sucess with my first Betta Jasper, he came from Pet'sMart and lived to a day before he hit 12 month's, he lived the longest.
Jet came from Big Al's and lived 6 month's, so naturaly I went back to Pet'sMart.

I have two Pet'sMart's near here and I think both take good care of their Betta's.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:48 PM   #44 
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Ultimately i feel that it is different at every location of every type of store. Some Petsmart's take AMAZING care of their betta's, others not so much. We dont have Petco's around here so i can't comment on them. Our Big al's are also different. Some are great, others... not so much. I do feel though.. that almost every pet store that sells betta's ive been in.. thinks betta's are worth nothing and always purposely treat them bad. Ive only spoke to ONE big al's employee at ONE location who actually kept betta's herself and she was basically in charge of them. When Bacardi was sick a couple of weeks ago i went to my new local big als and i explained my betta was sick and the guy said oh just flush him, hes just a betta. Just a betta. Thats what i get all the time, its very unfortunate but its a saying i hear every time i mention betta's.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:58 PM   #45 
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Ultimately i feel that it is different at every location of every type of store. Some Petsmart's take AMAZING care of their betta's, others not so much. We dont have Petco's around here so i can't comment on them. Our Big al's are also different. Some are great, others... not so much. I do feel though.. that almost every pet store that sells betta's ive been in.. thinks betta's are worth nothing and always purposely treat them bad. Ive only spoke to ONE big al's employee at ONE location who actually kept betta's herself and she was basically in charge of them. When Bacardi was sick a couple of weeks ago i went to my new local big als and i explained my betta was sick and the guy said oh just flush him, hes just a betta. Just a betta. Thats what i get all the time, its very unfortunate but its a saying i hear every time i mention betta's.
what you said about the guy saying its just a betta reminds me of something I read somewhere. it said if a fish is just a fish you are just a person.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:46 PM   #46 
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Maybe it's just your own local store because @ my Petsmart, the bettas are all healthy and active every time I visit. Their cups are always clean.

I got my betta from Petsmart 3 years ago and he is still alive and got another betta again recently and he's still well.

@ Petco, there are a few dead ones or sluggish ones
Yeah the Petco where I live their bettas are kept in small containers and haven't had their water changed some have really low water levels and they're all stacked on top of each other was really sad, however the Petsmart down the street takes super good care of their bettas...
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:12 PM   #47 
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At least the fishies suffering was ended. 3 days ago I went to petco to get an aquarium and decided to look at their betta fish. You wouldn't imagine how many of them had bacteria infection! One had dropsy :( It was a horrible sight.
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