I was at Pet Habitat yesterday, at our mall & I went to the betta section & they were so many cups which is like a vase, but you do know those little "show tanks" one of those, but a circle version instead of square, it had gravel & just a plant barely room to move around.
I was looking around because I am getting another betta pretty soon, and there were all so crowded in a shelf, some people almost knocked them over, and some where dead! There was one little guy who was just staying at the top not moving at all, his girls weren't moving & his eyes weren't moving ether so I tapped, he didn't move, after 2 minutes I tapped once more and then he jumped, almost coming out of the cup. Poor little guy, one betta was on the bottom of the cup dead, with pitch black with dead eyes, and ripped looking scales, you know when a fish dies how it looks.
Some were behind other cups, so you cant even notice there was more, I didn't even notice there were more betta's behind the rows of the shelf, two bettas were flaring at each other looking like there ready to jump in each others cup & fight. The cups are so close together just one jump & your in. It was horrible, most of the bettas were not doing anything, were stressed & look scared, they were pretty big bettas too and they barely had ANY space to move around in there "long vase cup."
People only care about money these days....
All the bettas there were priced $7+ for a normal betta and halfmoons $25 - $35 + and crowntails were like $25 - $28 and because they need to pay mall rent the prices are more & because of tax another more, no wonder no one buys there bettas...Poor bettas, I wanted to take them all and run away