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Prisoner of WalMart
http://www.veggieboards.com/t/132018/walmart-starves-their-betta-fish ^

Posted on 10/15/2013 2:05:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono

"My friend was shopping there last night, and saw some of the Bettas weren't doing too well,and asked an employee if the fish were ok. The employee said the bettas aren't fed, but it's common for them to die.

WHAT??? they purposely and intentionally don't feed their betta fish, so when they get shipped in those plastic containers, they stay there!"


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: walmart

1 posted on 10/15/2013 2:05:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

You can tell a lot about a store by the way they treat their prisoners.


2 posted on 10/15/2013 2:07:56 PM PDT by pallis
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To: JoeProBono

I thought I was reading about hand guns at first...


3 posted on 10/15/2013 2:11:31 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: JoeProBono; Gamecock; Larry Lucido

I think I saw this on a Seinfeld.

Did they decide the food is more expensive than the fish?


4 posted on 10/15/2013 2:12:18 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Tennessee Nana

5 posted on 10/15/2013 2:16:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Go Fish !!!

:)


6 posted on 10/15/2013 2:18:58 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: JoeProBono

Not to defend Walmart or the practice, but what is the industry standard? I have seen Betas in those containers in many places. Did you take action like calling the ASPCA or (GASP)PETA? or just share your outrage here?


7 posted on 10/15/2013 2:20:08 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: JoeProBono

Hugh & Feries !!


8 posted on 10/15/2013 2:20:59 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: Mastador1

I’ve seen food in the beta containers.


9 posted on 10/15/2013 2:30:45 PM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: F15Eagle

We had a betta three years or more years and never used a whole 2oz can of fish food to feed him during that time.


10 posted on 10/15/2013 2:31:11 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: F15Eagle

We had a betta three years or more years and never used a whole 2oz can of fish food to feed him during that time.


11 posted on 10/15/2013 2:31:11 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: JoeProBono

It’s not too easy to sell a dead fish. I call BS.


12 posted on 10/15/2013 2:34:13 PM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: Marie

I’m not disputing or arguing, just asked a question because over the years Ive seen these fish confined to miniscule containers and have often wondered do they place them in tanks at night and re package them in the morning or what?


13 posted on 10/15/2013 2:34:20 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: liege
"It's not dead. It's resting."
14 posted on 10/15/2013 2:35:45 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: JoeProBono
Bought one there yesterday...same color as the pic...

(Joe, you be psychic?...give me today's Mega Millions numbers?)

15 posted on 10/15/2013 2:37:43 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: PowderMonkey

Parrot fish?


16 posted on 10/15/2013 2:38:14 PM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: Mastador1

They would stay in the little “cups.” Bettas aren’t terribly successful in larger tanks.


17 posted on 10/15/2013 2:43:24 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: RckyRaCoCo

I have a betta named Mako. Do you feed yours live food? I never feed anything else. Siamese Fighting Fish thrive on it.


18 posted on 10/15/2013 2:45:51 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: JoeProBono

Bettas are perfectly happy in very small containers. They originally lived in shallow mud puddles in Thailand (hence the name, Siamese fighting fish). They’re lung breathers, not gill breathers, so as long as they’re able to surface and get some air they’re okay.

However, it’s generally advisable to feed them every other day, so the thought of not feeding them for perhaps days or weeks at a time is a bit disturbing. OTOH, perhaps the staffer that said that was just pulling the busy-body’s leg by saying oh,no, of course they never feed them! (Ive been known to do that ... when people ask STUPID questions about our twin sons, I often make up the most outlandish thing I can think of just to see if I can get the nosey parker to believe it! LOL!) So I would inquire about Walmart’s actual official policy regarding bettas rather than just believe some blog or email.


19 posted on 10/15/2013 2:46:32 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: liege

they aren’t dead, just resting


20 posted on 10/15/2013 2:47:06 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

They would stay in the little “cups.” Bettas aren’t terribly successful in larger tanks.

I know they are aggressive, but I do recall years ago they had tanks with dividers so the fish had room to swim but no contact. Well I was never a fish person though I enjoy watching them I still don’t like animals treated badly.


21 posted on 10/15/2013 2:52:42 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

I’ve heard they don’t play well with others.


22 posted on 10/15/2013 2:56:35 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (A pox on the House of Apple and the ios7 horse they rode in on.)
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To: JoeProBono

I bought a Beta from Walmart once and have a couple Betas. I hate how Walmart keeps them in those tiny cups, and I hope it is not true that they don’t feed them. That’s cruelty right there. My Betas ate their food, and I had them in a small fish tank. They both swam around the whole thing. They each lived a couple years.


23 posted on 10/15/2013 3:06:12 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Conservative4Ever

The males need to be kept separate. Females can live together.


24 posted on 10/15/2013 3:11:15 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Fantasywriter
Don't know much about them....I just picked up what(food)they had on the shelf(BettaMin?)

Cat seems to like his new pal...

(preferably with tarter sauce...I'm sure)

25 posted on 10/15/2013 3:18:53 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: bert
they aren’t dead, just resting


Reminds me of this classic...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vuW6tQ0218

26 posted on 10/15/2013 3:53:24 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: Mastador1

27 posted on 10/15/2013 4:23:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Mastador1

We tried putting ours (just one) in a 15 gallon tank, maybe? It sat under a rock the whole time it was in the tank, lost his fins. Put him back in his little “cup” home and he recovered beautifully.

The used to not have holes for the fish to get air exchange. They have finally changed that.


28 posted on 10/15/2013 4:25:26 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Mastador1

29 posted on 10/15/2013 4:25:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Can I get a menu here? Also, one of your pumpkin beers. Yes, the large one.
30 posted on 10/15/2013 4:28:30 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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31 posted on 10/15/2013 4:32:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Mastador1

Betas are confined in separate containers because they’re fighting fish and they’ll kill one another if they’re together. We had one and he’d even attack his own reflection.

They don’t put them in tanks at night because it would take an entire room to do so (in order to keep them apart).


32 posted on 10/15/2013 5:02:13 PM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: SamAdams76

Nice! Big tip coming your way.


33 posted on 10/15/2013 5:30:49 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Marie

You can actually keep several males in one large tank. They make special dividers to keep them apart.


34 posted on 10/15/2013 5:53:22 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

If you ever get the chance to give your betta live food, give it a try. You will be amazed at how much he loves it. Bettas, more than most fish, really excel on live food. Pet stores sell brine shrimp. I give mine mosquito larvae/wrigglers. You should see him stalk, attack & devour his prey. He puts on quite a show.


35 posted on 10/15/2013 6:38:27 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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