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shannonRN August 27th, 2005 11:42 AM

Bettas in ~400mL scummy water...
I was buying some pet items from WalMart the other day and happened across a portion of one aisle where they keep Bettas. They basically store them in tiny tupperware containers partially filled with what looks like used bath water and a large portion of the fish were dead. I wonder if they even feed them?

Has anyone else seen this? This was just so awful, I wrote them a letter. What makes them think they can treat a living, respiring animal this way? Even the plants in the green house are better cared for.

Shame on you, WalMart.

Lucky Rescue August 27th, 2005 11:53 AM

Please call your local ASPCA. I did this once when a pet store kept bettas in sealed sandwich bags on the counter. :mad:

StaceyB August 27th, 2005 01:11 PM

In the wild Bettas live in pockets of digusting mucky water. The fish can now take oxygen above water. In captivity they should have a better life. At the very least food.

shannonRN August 31st, 2005 01:30 AM

Shame on [I]me[/I] for not thinking to contact the ASPCA in the first place. Had it been a mammal, I wouldn't have given it a second thought.

They told me they would look into it, but couldn't tell me what they would be able to do. I finally get a day off work tomorrow, er, I mean [I]today[/I] so I will nag them about it then to see what came of my complaint.

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