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Old 03-01-2012, 01:16 PM   #1 
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Petco selling baby bettas :/

Dropped by Petco today to grab a new thermometer (dropped mine and it shattered... cheap things) and some more food, and as I was looking through the bettas, as I always do, I saw a new shelf. At first, I thought they were guppies. But on closer inspection, they were baby bettas. Tiny tiny things. About as long as my thumbnail. Just old enough to show some color, but definitely too small to eat any of the stuff they sell at the store.

I took a picture on my iPhone. New to this, so I'll attempt to upload it soon. But seriously, can you believe that? The only bright side is that they're $2, which is about $9 cheaper than most of the fish there.

To top it off, when I was checking out I saw this lady buying a betta, along with clothes for her dog (gag). She was slamming it around and sloshing the water all over the place.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:53 PM   #2 
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were they labled betta? they could be similar tropical fish... i seriously doubt that petco was selling fry.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:07 PM   #3 
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I know >_< There's threads about them all over here. I can't believe they're selling them either! At least my 2 local Petcos aren't..or I'd have to get one.
And about the lady sloshing the betta, WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?! lol
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:28 PM   #4 
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Yea, they were labelled as bettas, and were right next to the adult bettas. You could tell they were bettas, too. So sad. :/
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:33 PM   #5 
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The proof! :P
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:34 PM   #6 
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d'aww! :( They're so cute! And the sad thing is people who don't know anything about them are going to buy them and keep them in those torture 'cubes' -_-
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #7 
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It's insulting to me as a breeder. Let the average person think it's easy to raise a betta and they'll end up breeding some veil tails in a bowl. It's not easy to breed and most people who try fail.
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Yea, they were selling betta 'cubes' right underneath them. The things were waaay too small.
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I have to explain this all the time to new breeders. YOU CANNOT RAISE FRY IN A SMALL TANK/TUB. I use nothing less than 20-30 gallons for growing them. Those juveniles will be stunted in a bowl/cube thing. They need tank with heat, proper food, and frequent, large water changes to grow successfully.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:51 PM   #10 
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my petco has bettas that size but there not labeled as babys , i saw a crown tail that size last weekend
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