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Old 01-16-2012, 10:03 AM   #181
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when they are in those tiny cramped cups they dont have room to do much of anything.... my dancer is thriving and twice his size when i first got him.... now that hes in a 2 gal container... now to get his 5 gal set up when it gets here this week or next... i was at walmart the other day lookin at their bettas and one was actually dead so i know our local walmart doesnt keep up on their fish they just let anyone take care of them and put them on a shelf and forget about them.... so sad because they are living things and need to be taken care of just like any other animal or living thing...
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:52 AM   #182
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when they are in those tiny cramped cups they dont have room to do much of anything.... my dancer is thriving and twice his size when i first got him.... now that hes in a 2 gal container... now to get his 5 gal set up when it gets here this week or next... i was at walmart the other day lookin at their bettas and one was actually dead so i know our local walmart doesnt keep up on their fish they just let anyone take care of them and put them on a shelf and forget about them.... so sad because they are living things and need to be taken care of just like any other animal or living thing...
I use to work for Walmart a few years ago. They had to get rid of fish altogether because at night they kept having someone come in and put dish soap in all the tanks, and no they never caught the guy. People can be so cruel. Walmart isn't focused on fish though. They make their money with groceries so they could care less about a fish in a cup. Half the time ours has no fish products. They'll only order more when people complain or their shelves are completely empty.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:02 PM   #183
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I use to work for Walmart a few years ago. They had to get rid of fish altogether because at night they kept having someone come in and put dish soap in all the tanks, and no they never caught the guy. People can be so cruel.
That is just horrible! When I lived in okc, I went to the zoo all the time, they have one of the top zoos in the country. For a few years, the dolphins kept dying. They would empty out all the pools and sterilize them, and then get some more, and then they would die too. They had all kinds of specialist come in. Word was that someone was killing them, it was horrible. I don't think they ever found out for sure. Even if you don't believe in zoos and stuff, killing animals sure isn't the way to close them down
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:18 PM   #184
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Yea I don't get how people can do that to another living thing. It took them doing it three times at Walmart before they saw them on camera and pulled out all the fish tanks and never got fish again. That's been over seven years ago and they still don't even carry bettas.
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That is too bad. I wish they could have caught the person
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:06 PM   #186
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our walmart just started carrying fish when they did the big remodel last yr or so... the other fish like the tetras and danios and the snails and mini sharks and catfish they look fine i looked at the bettas again today and they werent active at all just sitting there.. u couldnt tell if they were dead or alive unless u picked up the cups and moved them around... i got my betta at petsmart in charleston wv and the bettas there seemed to be in good health and active as they could be in the cups as the other fish and aquatic animals were and i plan on when i get more fish or possibly shrimp or snails thats where i will go... id like to get a 10 gal set up with some female bettas and planted if i can figure out how to do that but for now i just have dancer and am learning as i go and getting him situated first..
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:36 AM   #187
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I love Petsmart. Thats where I get my fish/supllies. My dog loves it too though. He goes so much that we have to say p.s. or he'll start whining and go to the door. It sucks too because our Petsmart has the cats next to the fish, and he loves cats, so its a battle to see who gets to look at what they want to look at on the wall.
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so far ive found petsmart to be the best in our area....
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Same here. All the other lfs sell saltwater fish and a few freshwater.
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is 80 a safe temp for bettas? Dancer is himself when his temp is at 76-78 but when his water reaches 80 hes a showoff lol and makes bubble nests like crazy and sometimes he will rest next to the heater... he seems to be happier if the temp is at 80. i just dont want it too hot and burn him...
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