Originally Posted by chrissylee13
^ i think this is why my fiance started calling my male bettas "tranny fish"
It's so nice to hear from pet shop employees who are trying to make a difference, and it's also interesting to hear from their side of the counter. I hadn't really considered the kind of ignorance you guys must have to deal with from the pet-buying public sometimes.
I just spent a few hours researching the betta industry in Thailand, and worldwide as well. It's a much bigger $ industry than I thought, including the fighting fish and betting rings. So maybe it's idealistic to expect things to change - but I truly believe the distribution of accurate information is the key to putting a significant dint in the neglectful treatment of pet fish.
This forum does a brilliant job of teaching people better betta care, I am so glad I found it, and grateful for all the (sometimes very eye-opening) help.