Unfortunately, I spent 4 of my 5 hours shift back on computer training...with a little time helping customers in aquatics, and a little time on the register.
I do have a couple questions about bettas to throw out there. I can always go to another sub forum but I will ask here first.
I saw a product at the store called a 'betta exercise ball'. it is a floating ball that has a mirror attached to it, causing the betta to flare up at its reflection. i have limited experience with bettas, and my concern about this product is that it may cause the fish stress. perhaps it would be interesting to use for a few minutes here and there, maybe for getting interesting photos, but that it probably should not be overused. Does flaring cause them unneeded stress?
That brings me to my next question. One of the store's betta displays has little dividers/walls between each betta cup, keeping them from seeing each other. The other setup, however, does not have these dividers. These fish are quite often flaring at each other. Should I look into adding dividers? Would that help them be healthier/less stressed?
Oh and I should add that the store has a good amount of convicts up for sale that were brought in from a customer that bred them and had more than he could handle. That is a pretty good deal for the store, assuming the fish are healthy, which they are, in this case.
"I would rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."