Hey all! I stopped in Petco today to get some food for one of my cats..
Side note he is 18 and not doing so well with his chronic kidney problems so if anyone has any recommendations on their cats' favorite wet food I'm all ears! We are doing fluids but he has been very picky with his food although he has been liking tilapia that we cook for him!
Anyway, this is a Petco that is about 30 minutes away from me and not the normal one I go to. We went to this one because we wanted to see if they had more options than ours for our cat. I looked at the betta fish because I always do and I was SHOCKED
In a good way for once! The fish looked to all be in very good condition and the water levels were high and clean. There was also a tank all set up with live plants in it and a betta for sale! It was so cool to see them have a proper tank displayed for customers to see as well as for them to purchase. This is the first time I saw anything like this at Petco. I was walking around and also saw a betta in the back with a note on him that said "possible fin rot"
I was SO happy to see this! The little guy didn't even look that bad to me and at my local Petco, about 1/4 of the bettas have fin rot or some sort of severe fin damage. They are also often in old containers with the wrong labels on them. I'll include a picture of what I'm talking about.
When checking out I asked who was in charge of the aquatics department and it was the girl who was checking us out! I told her what a wonderful job she was doing and how cool the set up tank was. She said she had a larger 6.7 gallon tank all put together and that one went pretty quickly.
It was just wonderful to see the bettas in clean water, one set aside for treatment, and the perfect example tank so that people can see how beautiful tanks can truly be!
The first pic is of how my local Petco operates and the others are of the one I went to today.