My yearly trip to petco

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I rarely go to petco.
I'm lucky to have decent aquarium stores in my area so I have no need to go there unless they are having their fish tank sale.

Last Saturday I went to petco to get 2 more 10g tanks.
Here what I saw.

Tons of sick bettas in tiny cups:
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Dying plants:
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A couple cool animals ill never have:
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And last by not least, something I've never seen before. Glowfish Bettas.
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They looked to worst out of all of them.
 

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I rarely go to petco.
I'm lucky to have decent aquarium stores in my area so I have no need to go there unless they are having their fish tank sale.

Last Saturday I went to petco to get 2 more 10g tanks.
Here what I saw.

Tons of sick bettas in tiny cups:
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Dying plants:
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A couple cool animals ill never have:
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And last by not least, something I've never seen before. Glowfish Bettas.
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They looked to worst out of all of them.
You think those cups are small, come to my local mom and pop shop. They are a third that size, maybe even a fourth. Fish look 10x worse to, most of the time there are a few dead ones. It's sad...

I guess a place a few hours away just got a really sweat reptile and fish specializing store. I really want to check it out.
 

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Tells you what you need to know about people don't it ?
Calls for yet another viewing of "The Menagerie" (Star Trek: The Original Series) ... one of my favorite episodes, and the only two-parter in the original series, at that

But I digress....
 

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I bought a goldfish betta once. She was very unhealthy and didn't make it more than a few months. The glo skirt tetra on the other hand were very healthy and long living. I don't know why they GM fish though- they already come in a beautiful assortment of colors. Later on in keeping fish I am into the natural colors.
 
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I bought a goldfish betta once. She was very unhealthy and didn't make it more than a few months. The glo skirt tetra on the other hand were very healthy and long living. I dont know why they GM fish though- they already come in a beautiful assortment of colors.
That why can be summed up in one word. Greedy , unbridled , unrestrained and dollar worshipping CAPITALISM !
 

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