Originally Posted by Maxkolbe
When you get mad when you discover that petsmart dyed the water in your new bettas cup blue!
A. The blue is NOT medicine
B. the water conditioner for the Bettas is in tablet form and contains blue dye
C . The blue color is so the fish don't stress out seeing each other all the time AND so they don't feel so exposed. It is for their comfort level
I worked there. If someone wanted to see a Betta in clear water, I would put it in clear water. Dividers don't work for Bettas and then they really can't be separated. Much more stressful !!
I used to put the cups along the tanks so they were well away from each other.
Hanging things inside the tanks won't work. My store had WIDE lips on the tanks to keep fish from jumping and suction cups would not be secure enough. PLUS kids would have tried to put them together or dump them in tanks.
Ours at least sold fast and I always recommended 2.5g with a heater if possible. I hated the tiny kits.
So hate the size of the cup, but not the blue water.