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Old 02-14-2012, 06:45 PM   #1071
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Think of it this way, guppies can be kept together and oscars can be kept together, but not bettas. imagine the store having 20+ tanks, each with a single betta? imagine the costs that that would cause for the store? from a business perspective it is not very practical, especially for a $3 fish.

I'm not saying I agree to this, but thats how the company makes their money, thus being a large corporation.
My lfs over here in the uk keeps its bettas in tanks just like all the other fish just slightly smaller
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I know but the store has to have at least twenty community tanks, they could keep a male betta in each one and have one or two tanks for the females. Or they could carry the peaceful betta since the males aren't as aggressive with each other.
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I know but the store has to have at least twenty community tanks, they could keep a male betta in each one and have one or two tanks for the females. Or they could carry the peaceful betta since the males aren't as aggressive with each other.
True, but big corporations employees probably wouldn't want to deal with the hassle or worry about the betta turning aggressive and killing the other fish or $ as to them, fish is $. To them, it is easier to just throw the fish in a small container and after a few days or more, it will be in its new home.

This is how businesses make $. This is usually why lfs take better care of fish than big box stores. lfs are smaller and take more care, whereas the others care for the $, because thats what they do.
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I would rather see maybe one or two bettas in breeder traps in every tank than in cups. However, I would still prefer the bettas in cups to a tank full of stressed, fighting, beat up males. At least they don't do that!
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:11 PM   #1075
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Think of it this way, guppies can be kept together and oscars can be kept together, but not bettas. imagine the store having 20+ tanks, each with a single betta? imagine the costs that that would cause for the store? from a business perspective it is not very practical, especially for a $3 fish.

I'm not saying I agree to this, but thats how the company makes their money, thus being a large corporation.
Why can't they just use dividers?
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Maybe they would jump over?
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when you bust out some red hue lights to switch into your fixture just to get in the mood for Valentines night hehe... 8P
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when you bust out some red hue lights to switch into your fixture just to get in the mood for Valentines night hehe... 8P
Lol that's funny!
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when you bust out some red hue lights to switch into your fixture just to get in the mood for Valentines night hehe... 8P
I would soooo do that!
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Maybe they would jump over?
I know mine tend to jump their dividers. Lazy company people I say.
I know when I was a kid they were in plastic boxes in the tanks. I don't see that anymore either.
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