why, walmart? why?
months ago, my walmart had bettas, after not having fish for 10 years. i kept a close eye on them, made sure the cups stayed clean, and eventually got them to stop carrying them. i went today, to go shopping(late x-mas gift from the folks), and was horrified to see they had MORE cups. there were so many cups, many were shoved in the back, away from view. i immediately did a check-over, and saw many nasty cups, filled with..... i don't even know! looks like moldy black dirt! i was saddened to see one, beautiful marble CT, dead and upside down at the bottom of his cup. he was stunning, white and purply-blue body with deep red fins. one boy barely had a tail, from fin rot. many were lethargic. i would have gotten one boy, a brilliant blue and VERY active, if i hadn't found the dead one. i toted his cup all the way up customer service, waited in line for five minutes, and handed him to the lady, saying "he's dead" and telling her about the nasty cups. i do hope something happens, because they were rather pretty(though.... not alot of variety. most were colored like my Cup, only without his random marble gene). i may still go back, and get the boy missing most of his tail. he won't last long there, at all, i know that much. if i can go back to walmart, i'm taking a camera, and writing a note to tell them how nasty the cups were, and that i'll complain every day until they're acceptable. i do NOT take nicely to nasty betta cups. :/ got a guy fired at my local pet store for that stuff. >.>; i'm gonna keep an eye on the bettas, and WILL complain EVERY DAY if i have to.