I work at a certain *mart that sells bettas. I only know this because someone brought a betta up to my register but then decided she didn't want it because it "wasn't moving around enough."
He had very little water, so I went back to the break room and got him some filtered water to put in his cup. I put him on the customer service desk with a note that said, "please check on the bettas, they need water." I went over to see for myself and this is what I found:
So, I waited until my shift was over and when the 1st shift manager came in I told him to "please send someone to check on the bettas and give them water." He said he'd take care it.
Next day, nothing.
I repeated this with FOUR different supervisors.
Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Oh, well, not total nothing. One time I went back to check on them and they had moved the worse looking ones to the back of the shelf after I pulled them to the front so people could see.
I am off for a few days, but when I go back, I'll be giving the bettas some more water (since I know no one else is taking this seriously) but not before some more pictures and contacting my store manager. If my store manager does nothing, I'm going to my market manager. Someone WILL listen to me. Not only is this cruel, it's also losing us money (that's how you get the attention of these people).
On a lighter note, the fish that the woman did not want, I ended up taking home. My boyfriend decided to get one too just to get them out of the store. We bought a 10g tank and partitioned it. Please excuse my craptacular cell phone quality pictures.
(I turned the filter off because it was blowing my poor fishy all over the place.)
That pretty guy is mine. We bonded when I saved him. >.>
That pretty guy is my boyfriend's fishy.
Oh, and here is a video to show you what I meant by my filter problem:
I hope this huge post is in the right place.
I look forward to becoming a betta addict, I can already feel it creeping in. >.>