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Old 11-26-2011, 01:35 PM   #11 
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My wife is going in today. I'm going to call her and see if the PETCO is selling them and get some pics
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:44 PM   #12 
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Personally I think it's wrong. I have betta fry that I separated from the "pack" because of nipping and even after 3 days they were stressed and not at all happy. I put them back and have not had any more problems since then. Some betta's may be able to adjust, but I bet a vast majority of them don't. But I guess that's normal for betta's in stores anyway.

I wonder if the baby betta phenomena is really just a lack of adult betta's to sell due to the flooding in Thailand. I know that many stores buy betta's in bulk from Thailand breeders and I heard that many breeders lost all of their fish recently....Anyone know anything about this to comment?
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:01 PM   #13 
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I have heard of the flooding reason for the poor selection. I hope they aren't going to alternate sources and selling them just to meet their numbers from last years sales. Money over what is right comes out on the side of money very often
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:20 PM   #14 
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He was in a 1.5 gallon with a cave and a couple plants, i think the stress was too much, even after a long acclimation and darkness, i found him passed away this morning, stress stripes still pretty dark.
awww, rip lil dude :[
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:36 PM   #15 
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I'm sorry about the loss of your little one
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:12 AM   #16 
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Thanks

I am debating going back to get another, or getting my money back, or even just eating the two bucks and not buying fish from petco any longer...
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:31 AM   #17 
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all of those are hard choices. i am frustrated that they dont even tell you what kind of food or attention they need. just "here you go...thank you for the $...good luck"
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:59 AM   #18 
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I'm not a fan of the selling of baby bettas either. And this is one of the worst times to start selling the little guys & girls who are more fragile and not able to withstand the certain tempuratures they'll be subject to in inexperienced betta keepers homes.
I'm in Dallas and we're already in the 30s at night as of this weekend.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:13 AM   #19 
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ugh the pet store here has a somewhat local breeder, who so far has bred the defective blue gene that's killed mine and my coworker's fish -.- That breeder doesn't get Thailand fish... if they do they are not helping with genetics!

I got Spartan at I think 6 months... he was an inch. Now he is 2.5 :) Any other betta since then other than the girls have all been about 9-11 months... Females probably 3-5 months. But I've noticed quality of bettas here taking a nose dive!

I've adopted out 5 of my bettas. And each went with a brochure, talking about feeding, cleaning, temperature, tips and tricks, etc. No pet store here does that ;)
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:07 PM   #20 
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it is great that they do have that information there for those that buy a betta. if you post the number i will call them and thank them on what they do. i can say i got the info from you as a conciencious sp? owner.
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