Do you think that these VTs I have magically appeared? No, they were the result of two VT's spawning. Kept in the pet store, obviously, under good conditions (you can see the picture of when I got them if you want to, the male had perfect fins). I got my bettas in one store, the pictures you saw are from another and I the manager who I talked to is from a third store, and all these stores know what they are doing. Stress, fin nipping and such is okay because those bettas are old enough not to be bothered by it for the short time they spend at the store.
1 solid red VT male & 1 iridescent RT female