Its not torture, your bettas do fine when your changing the water and put them in a net right?How could this be cruel there is no harm intended by this and the seller just didn't want complaints by customers saying (This betta is to large or viceversa) And he or she wanted to show what he/she is selling. Without the hastle of the fish moving around in the tank. And if your sitting around by a tank all day measuring while your betta swims around and you have more bettas to measure to sell then your wasting your bettas time and yours if you think about it. If you think about it it's crueler making your betta shruggle while you measure him in the tank is no more than out of the water for a few sec.
Last edited by Ethan; 01-23-2011 at 08:36 PM.