my gf wanted everyone to know that she saved a little betta yesterday from those horrid small cups she bought he a litttle 4 or 5 gallon tank and he is as happy as can be
itsnt the point of being in a pet shop i understand its giving them money but all animals need love even ones from pet stores i aggree with you getting a dog from a pet store not a good idea all my dogs are recuses and at least that fish is happy right cause money is money and that store will make money wiether we but betta there or not so why not give it a good home instead of a little tiny cup i apperciate your thought and yeah she did save him he isnt in a cup anymore is he and he is happy probley happt not here but where he belongs but at least he isnt in a cup rightOriginally Posted by DMZdogs
If she bought him from a pet store, she didn't really save him. She just proved that people will buy them so the supply will continue and there will continue to be bettas in tiny cups of very dirty water. Far better to complain to management (as often as necessary) to get them kept in better conditions. Buying one just reinforces that they can make money off keeping those poor fish in those conditions.It's sad, but true. It's like getting a dog at a pet store. Not a good idea.
I agree. She saved the 1 fish but not the 1 (and possibly more) that will replace it. I'm always tempted to buy one, they seem so miserable but I just can't bring myself to do it.
Umm...you have a pacu?...You'll probably need a small indoor pond for them eventually. The public local hospital has a baby pacu with a wounded mouth in a 125-150 gal. I'm not sure the adult pacu could physically fit in there.Originally Posted by thebelovedtree
I've always found bettas are easy to get from people who bought them and are now tired of them. Thats how I got paco (and the rest of my fish). Any time I see one in someone's house, etc. with fin rot or some other disease I offer to take him off their hands and generally they're happy to see them go.
I think it's a betta, and his name is Paco.Originally Posted by Eclipse
Umm...you have a pacu?...You'll probably need a small indoor pond for them eventually. The public local hospital has a baby pacu with a wounded mouth in a 125-150 gal. I'm not sure the adult pacu could physically fit in there.
I have advertised that pacu plight on the forum dedicated to large fish and nobody wants to do a rescue. Sad fact is there's too many pacus and not enough people with small pond an enormious tanks to take them. Euthanization will probably be tne best idea.