As the old saying goes, "If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it." Sour grapes about the price, and opinions about what it's worth to you, only betray a plebeian, working-stiff's attitude toward objects and their fiscal worth. You ain't rich enough not to care.
I'm not rich, but I had two really rich friends once. If they wanted it, they bought it---cars, boats, vacation homes. They weren't into Betta, but if they had liked that one, they'd have had a setup built for a few grand and paid someone $100-200 a week to come in and change the water.
How much do you think their clients pay ATM in Las Vegas to build a tank and the contract to maintain it? One could easily find out what it costs to have a professionally-maintained business-office aquarium. Hint: it's more than we're spending on our little Betta.
I'd buy that sucker in a second, if I had the money, and keep him as a pet, just to marvel at and admire.
Last edited by Hallyx; 03-11-2013 at 05:30 AM.