Report Conditions of Betta Fish at Petco

Betta fish are confined to cramped plastic cups with scarcely a couple of inches of water inside at Petco stores around the country. If you see these fish in concerning conditions at the chain, please alert a store employee. If the employee refuses to help, please also contact your local animal control agency immediately. Then, submit your observations using the form below.

Please look for the following when documenting betta fish conditions:

  • Low water levels
  • Dirty water (contaminated with uneaten food, feces, algae, etc.)
  • Rapid gill movements
  • Lethargy
  • Raised scales
  • Fungus on the skin
  • A curved spine
  • A swollen or thin belly
  • Inflamed gills
  • Bulging eyes
  • Open sores
  • Discolored or fraying fins
  • Difficulty swimming
  • Floating on one side
  • Anything else that appears to be abnormal

For more information on documenting betta fish conditions and what to look for, please review our guidelines.

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