So today I went to petco because, I know its shipment day. well I got there as they are starting to open there shipments. I ask if they got any New Bettas and the guy says yeah but we havent gotten to them yet, and asks if I wanna just look through the box at them and open it myself. so im like SURE!!!
To my surprise it was the saddest thing I have ever witnessed. Now I dont blame PETCO, but the Ssuppliers that sell to petco. Each betta is bagged indivually, Thank heavens. BUT!!!!!!! each betta is in a 2"x3" bag. I know what Size they are, because My wife does "beading" and these are bead bags from a craft store. and is only in 1 inch of water, laying on there side trying to stay wet. to my surprise, Not a single one of the 100 fish I counted was dead, but I mean REALLY.... You cant ship them a little bit better than this!!! GRRRRRRRR!!!! Petco, then moves them into there own cup, which must seem like an ocean to these little guys. I got to help the store move them in, because I already wasnt very happy. and They actaully prep all these cups, a few days before so the water is upto temp and conditioned, before the fish arrive. So I was pleased with that atleast.
Anyways sorry for the novel, Just wanted to post a Sad story of what I witnessed. So from now On, I will try to rescue mroe petco Bettas, beucase They need it. I will give both of my local petco's credit they take care of there bettas pretty well, and if one is ever sick, they usually give it to me with no questions asked, cuz they know I love these little guys, and that I try to nurse them back to health.