So yesterday was my birthday and I didn't find out until last minute that my sons father's mother was getting me a fish as a gift. LUCKILY I just bought a new tank and do actually have the room for one small girl. They went to PetSmart but they were closed and I found out that because my son was so persistent on getting me a fish for my birthday they settled with Walmart. Now I have a little girl Betta that I have yet to name for only one reason: I have no clue what her true colors are. On the phone my son's father told me "She's got red and blue on her tails and black stripes on her body.." I was like "uh oh". She has no color on her body except the stress stripes. :( I walked 4 miles to his place and back to get her out of the tiny walmart poo water cup and into her new home with clean conditioned water and live plants to hide in. I'm waiting for her to relax and see what color she really is. She's a little bloated so I'm going to fast her for 2-3 days depending on how she looks. My last walmart fish has bloating problems.. gets fat easily so I'm hoping this isn't the same issue.
I also am really mad at their "Betta cup". The Walmart here.. has "Care Tips" marked on the cup and it reads as this: "Care Tips: Feed sparingly once a day. Change 1/3 of water once a week. Use room temperature bottled or dechlorinated Water". What horrible tips for Walmart shoppers looking for a fishy friend.