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Hey Grant,

I recently purchased close to 20 of your bettas from your betta mania promotion from both locations, 6 in which were females. However, Im not too happy with the quality of the females, many of them were dead in the bag as i was choosing them, and due to my lack of good eyesite in dim areas i picked 3 dying females from the richmond store, i was able to bring one bak yesterday and i was given a replacement. When i found two more dead ones and i called angelo today, i was told i would onli be able to get half price for each fish, i dont believe i am at fault wen i just purchased the fish two days ago. Please explain to me your return policy of fish, i knoe bettas arnt worth alot, my main purchases from you are marine, and ive hit the 1000 points at least 3 times this year. Any advice would b appreciated.
Durasing,
I have checked with both locations and they have had a few losses but nothing too unusual with shipping stress etc. We imported over 150 Crown tail females and I did not observe any issues with them. Due to the tight packing over seas and stress it is not unusual to lose a few but your ratio is quite high. Are you keeping them all together? What are your water parameters? Do you have a heater? Please provide me with as much information as possible.
I have no problem sorting something out for you but we don't want the problem to continue of course. To lose 3 out of 6 is very strange. I can assure you we have not lost anything like that.
I look forward to your feedback.
 

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I'm not being mean, and I'm not stepping on sides, but I recall reading the paper when I bought the fish, it clearly states the policy. As I always say at work "policy's a policy" But I definitely hope Grant can take care of you from here!
It's unfortunate to hear the deaths, anyways, good luck =)
The policy is such that it protects both parties but most importantly, THE FISH! I have always felt that full replacement on a regular basis is abusive to the hobby and takes all the responsibility away from the hobbyist. It also discourages proper maintenance if any problems are merely "replaced". There are of course always exceptions.

A common misconception in this hobby for example, new fish die quickly after being introduced to an aquarium with poor maintenance history. The existing fish grow accustomed to these conditions but the new additions cant handle it. If fish in that example were merely replaced, how many fish would be sacrificed before questions were raised? With our guarantee it puts half the responsibility onto the hobbyist. This is why it is termed "responsible livestock warranty."

Regardless we are not fish police. If there is a random loss for various reasons we have been known to replace or if there is a problem with the particular batch of fish, we will replace no question.

This would make a good sticky!
 

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My sick and dead females were taken care of by your staff:), im 100% confident with my water parameters as ive bred fighting fish many times before, there is also a heater attached as well.....some of the crowntail females appeared to be males after mixing them 2gether....the female bettas seem to be affected with a dsease that changes the color of the infected area to very pale, appears to be some sort of body rot...i hope this helps
Interesting. I am glad to hear the team looked after you.:) Occasionally females are not all females but short fin males. For this reason I dont keep them together in aquariums anymore although it is not very common. The sickness you mention is more common in colder shipping conditions, particularly in the winter months. It can affect Bettas and not affect other fish in the same shipment.
Glad everything has worked out for you!
 
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