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  1. Help me help them!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, this is my first ever post on this forum, so I'm not quite sure what I'm doing, but I really need some help and you guys are fish people. I work at a pet supply store, which also sells a few types of small animals in-store. We, of course, sell bettas. I had refused to take one home, because...
  2. Betta Rescue?

    Betta Fish Care
    I went to my pet store to pick up a couple of things, and I went to have a look at the bettas they had. I was quite shocked when I saw a couple that I thought were dead! Turns out they weren't dead, but they weren't far from it. One clearly had horrible swim bladder. His abdomen area was...
  3. Please help! Close to dying

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there i bought a crowntail from a pet store today - he didn't move at all in the container he was in just sat near the surface the whole time i was in there. I decided to take him on cause he looked to have no life left in him, he didn't even flare or take any notice of the other male bettas...
  4. Oh jeez not again!

    Betta Pictures
    Unfortunately, one of my bettas, Archimedes, passed away. I couldn't let just an empty tank sit while fish needed my help out there, so I went to Petco. I was intending on buying a rescue, but I knew I wasn't quite capable of handling one yet. There were many lookers, but one really stood out...
  5. My Local Pet Shop

    Betta Chat
    We went to my local pet shop last night because my mum needed a new collar for her cat, Lexie. I went along because, hey, pet shop! I decided to stop by the bettas. It's the same shop we got Rygel from. They had some beautiful bettas, including a very handsome black and turquoise veil tail that...
  6. Tails of a Pet Store Worker

    Journals
    While I was venting on another thread it was suggested to me that I start a journal here. What was I venting about you ask? The generalization that pet store workers dont know or care about bettas and the other fish in their stores. Now I know a lot of you have had a personal experience with a...
  7. Betta abuse photos?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I am doing a betta fish abuse project for school, and I need a few pictures that I can project on a white screen. I need a picture of one betta fish that is badly neglected in a pet store, and one picture of a very healthy betta in a good setting. If you know of such pictures please...
  8. Rude AND Misinformed Pet Store Employee

    Betta Chat
    I know there is a thread about this but I cannot find it, nor do I know how old it is. I had a really rude Petsmart employee not only cut me off talking about my bettas to tell me they are "fine in vases eating just roots", but also get all red in the face and actually cut me off and walk away...
  9. Pet Store Lookouts

    Betta Chat
    So I've read all about fishtanks and how to care for fish and Betta's and watched so many videos and have lots of money to care for any fish. So tonight im getting my first Betta which is going to be my first fish! :-P YAY! However when I go to the store what should I look for? I want to get a...
  10. Bad Petstores?

    Betta Fish Care
    I dont know how many of you have experienced this, but is it just me or are poor bettas just getting the brunt of abuse at the stores? I went last week to my local big chain pet store and I've never been so shocked in my whole life at how badly they're treated. Here were about a dozen cups full...
  11. I feeel soo guilty!!!

    Betta Fish Care
    Ok so ill start from the start. Yesterday i did some reserch and found out my fav LFS was way over pricing things and was told about this other little fish store in my area that was really good priced ect so i went to check them out. Wow was it ever awsome in there, instantly made it my new fav...
  12. Animal Cruelty In Pet Stores :|

    Betta Fish Care
    Im pretty sure everyone here has been to a pet store in their lives, either to just look at the animals or actually RESCUE one. I have always Loved to go to the Pet Store; perhaps I should note that was BEFORE I realized something I had always failed to see. A thread I had made earlier was...
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