I had a case like this. Today, 2-10-12, my Betta, Lunar, died from a combination of Anchor worms, dropsies, velvet, jungle fungus, tail rot, and open sores because of the "amazing" quality care provided by Pet Smart staff. I bought him 9 days ago! He was healthy, alive, vibrant, but within 2 days, the very diseases and parasite that he had living within him, came out. One week and 130 dollars later, he died. I went and spent over a hundred dollars in medicine, and not even the best medication the Pet Smart had, did anything to save him. I don't want pity, or revenge, no I want change.
These beautiful fish deserve more than 2 x 2 inches homes, with centimeters of filth on the bottom. They need space and living things with them, not blue PVC for 5 walls. The very water that comes from the goldfish tanks is recycled for the Bettas.
Starting today, I'm starting a campaign against the large scale corporate stores, that thing nothing of these magnificent, and quite frankly, more than fish. To some, a Betta is nothing more than another colorful fish, but to others, they are a sign of hope.
I'm Junior Rodriguez, a sophomore in Chapin High School, and I want justice. I may be young, and I may be foolish, but I know what is wrong and what is right.
Join me in any way you can, whether it be buying every Betta out of a store, or taking pictures of the horrible conditions, and spreading them around, so that they reach those high positions in the companies. I will go around and spread the word.
Save the Betta!
Edited by R.I.P. Lunar, 11 February 2012 - 07:35 PM.