I was prepared to say 'no' to any more fish in Petco today, except this. They are selling 'baby' bettas. I asked the woman what they were.
She said, "We can't tell if they're boys or girls."
I said, "I know that, but are they veiltails or deltas, or . . .?"
She said, "Veiltails are the girls, right? They are the ugliest."
It went downhill from there. They had the 'baby betta' display right up front with about 12 cups on a shelf by themselves, like this was what they are promoting this week.
As the woman stood with me, and I looked, I found four of them dead in their cups and handed them to her as I went. She blamed the truck driver saying they park the truck and they get cold sometimes.
So um, if they were dead off the truck, why were they out on the shelf for sale?
I actually asked her, 'So don't you guys put the dead ones out here to make us feel like we have to rescue them? Do you sell more that way?'
I couldn't help it. I wish i could get them all. Maybe they're young enough to all go in one tank for a few more weeks? I have about 12 large vases. I know, I can't save them all.
I know nothing about this little fishy, and it's fine, but I'm not even sure its old enough to eat regular food. The pellets I have are really tiny, but if he/she doesn't eat them I have flakes i can grind up little, and the bloodworms I can chop up [with gloves on, and a mask with breathing gear.].
And I have the BBS i was saving for if one of these old guys here already doesn't eat his eggs, just once.
Just when i thought Petco was more conscientious.
But I will learn much from this little guy/gal too.
Ah, So. >.<))