02-14-2014, 09:33 AM
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Well, I can't vouch any of this, b/c I don't know. But, do understand what you are saying.
Unfortunately, with how popular the beauty of male Betta's are, waiting a week to buy one could be too late. It's very surprising at just how fast these fish are sold!
Originally Posted by sandybottom
most of these fish have been in transit.sometimes they make a couple of trips before they get to your store.they have not been fed in a few days and temperature variations happen.this all contributes to a weaker stock that is either on deaths door,or weakened enough that disease can take hold.some of these fish are wild caught,so they fare the worst. the best day to buy fish is not the day that they get new stock in.a lot of theses fish are in shock from ammonia. our store gets its fish on fridays.i would wait 6 days and get the fish on thursday,the day before new stock arrives.the weak and most of the sick fish will either be dead or are being treated for disease and not for sale.what you have left to choose from are the healthiest of the remaining stock.