Another Walmart horror story

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Hey everyone! Coming at you from Orlando, Florida. Stopped into Walmart for a shower curtain for my new apartment and decided to stop by the fish section. I know I shouldn't have but I needed some supplies and I can never resist looking at the pretty babies.

I did not find any pretty babies. What I found was astonishing, actually, and I almost grabbed the fish right there to fix the situation. I still feel like I should have.

Two betta fish, males, in the same tiny cup. They must have been too drugged or too sick or suffcoating too much to fight each other. We all know the conditions they're usually in are appalling already, but this topped the charts. I've already complained but if you needed any more reason to despise walmart and spend your dollar elsewhere...

Posting from phone, there will be a picture later, when I can figure that out.
 

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Wait, 2 males in one of those tiny cups? That's insane
 
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Here's the picture as proof. No idea how to get it to Walmart, though, is there a link of some kind?

Also, I used tinypic for the upload since fishlore's hosting didn't like me.
 

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I bought a molly from them not to long ago and just recently got rid of its paricites sorry if I can't spell
 

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Sometimes customers put two males in together because they think it's funny. Yes, please do something if you see it again. If you don't feel comfortable moving them yourself, find an employee. Act like you are absolutely sure that they/Wal-Mart would be horrified to have fish in poor conditions and they just didn't know and they/Wal-Mart would just never allow this to happen if they knew!

Obviously, buying the fish perpetuates the problem. But you could also send an email to corporate about the poor condition of the fish if you want.
 

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Dude, when it comes to fish in Walmart ,most of us find it acceptable to takie things into our own hands such as opening a can of food to feed the fish.
 

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Al913 said:
Dude, when it comes to fish in Walmart ,most of us find it acceptable to takie things into our own hands such as opening a can of food to feed the fish.
Feeding them just makes it worse. More ammonia will build up
 

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Dang.. I actually had this happen at a BBS. Two males in a small cup like that, that's so sad. I'm sad to say, but they look way better than my Walmart. They don't even have a rack, just a shelf with no lights while they are piled on top of each other. Also, Welcome to the forum!
 

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