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    Dying Betta

    There was another female betta at the store that was obviously on her way out. She is haunting me. I wish I had got her. I wonder if she will be alive by tomorrow. I gently picked her cup up and she righted herself and darted up for air. She was more perky than I expected. I can't get her little face out of my mind.

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    Stop going to the pet store. You can not rescue ever sick fish you see. Most will die and you will run out of money for the ones you would really like to have.
    I know this is a hard thing to do but you need to walk away from those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by troy tucker View Post
    Stop going to the pet store. You can not rescue ever sick fish you see. Most will die and you will run out of money for the ones you would really like to have.
    I know this is a hard thing to do but you need to walk away from those.
    agree on this one. usually if they look poor in the shop, there is not a whole lot you can do for them. it is sad to see when stores are not caring properly for their stock, but you cant save them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beth777 View Post
    There was another female betta at the store that was obviously on her way out. She is haunting me. I wish I had got her. I wonder if she will be alive by tomorrow. I gently picked her cup up and she righted herself and darted up for air. She was more perky than I expected. I can't get her little face out of my mind.
    Sorry to hear but that's reality: with the amount of fish they have at the store, it's hard not to have some sick or dying fish.

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    I know you guys are right. I'm not usually one to rescue fish, but for some reason she really got to me. Even now I'm tempted to go see if she's alive and bring her home but I guess I won't. I don't really want to set up another tank.

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    I had seen how comercially Bettas r bred ...... after that I didn't opt for betta...... buying more betta results in encouraging their business. .... for ur record after two - threr weeks of hatch potential males r sorted and kept in a plastic glass with 2/3 rd water ....... in a room there were thousands of glasses ..... weekly twice water change n food they had been offered ...... thats how they had been raised in such huge quantity ...... after two - three months based in their volor fin they r marked and sold in market ....... ill try to share some pic if i found some .......

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    I was surfing around another forum recently and was reading posts where breeders of another species kill all the offspring whose markings are not pretty perfect. Unfortunately I think a lot of species might live a terrible life. Maybe some live well until their heads are cut off because their tail isn't colorful enough. It's rather sad to me. These practices are done to many animals besides fish. Like you, it REALLY bothers me.

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    I had seen how comercially Bettas r bred ...... after that I didn't opt for betta...... buying more betta results in encouraging their business. .... for ur record after two - threr weeks of hatch potential males r sorted and kept in a plastic glass with 2/3 rd water ....... in a room there were thousands of glasses ..... weekly twice water change n food they had been offered ...... thats how they had been raised in such huge quantity ...... after two - three months based in their volor fin they r marked and sold in market ....... ill try to share some pic if i found some .......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beth777 View Post
    I was surfing around another forum recently and was reading posts where breeders of another species kill all the offspring whose markings are not pretty perfect. Unfortunately I think a lot of species might live a terrible life. Maybe some live well until their heads are cut off because their tail isn't colorful enough. It's rather sad to me. These practices are done to many animals besides fish. Like you, it REALLY bothers me.
    Sounds like a fancy guppy breeder trying to win an award or something...

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    Yeah, probably so.

    You know I'm into Rottweilers and I was always told that the breed wardens in Germany destroy the dogs that don't meet the standard. I don't know if they still do that or not. But it's sad, I could never allow that.

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    Sounds like a fancy guppy breeder trying to win an award or something...

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    Rottweilers ...... thats koooollll..... here in India thats an exotic dog and will cost u a bomb ...... i heard they r aggressive .... r they ??

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