I'll try not to go there again. This was too much.
Dead, rotting betta on the shelf. Not unusual by any means, but not really ok either. I fugure I'll just say something to the manager on my way out.
The guy at the counter pages the manager, and when he doesn't get an immediate response, asks me if he can help. I tell him no, I show him the container and say this upsets some people and what to be sure your manager is aware of that.
The guy tells me the water was probably like that (dark yellow and full of pieces of decaying fish) before the fish died. I said 'then that's probably what killed him'. Maybe they shoudl be given fresh water now and then. To which he responds:
"No, you should never give bettas fresh water, it's not good for them"
I argued with him, of course, and he tells me that that fact is included in the Petco training and he can show me in thier manuals!!!
It's bad enough what they do to the fish there, but this moron is clearly telling customers not to give thier poor fish fresh water.
I suppose that's one way to ensure repeat business, ensure the pets don't live!
There's one item I buiy at Petco regulalry, I'll be looking on line for an alternate source and trying to avoid ever going in there again. I will be writing to Petco about the incident too.
Unbeleivable - the little creep even told me he has 200 gallons fo tanks at home. He should know better! When I asked if he changes his water, he said, 'of course, but I don't keep bettas' MORON!!
Thanks for letting me vent to you!
Petco - Where the pets go [to die].