Originally Posted by Enkil
I felt horrible leaving them there. They were all in dirty cups in both places.
I think we can't let ourselves get emotional about the fish in pet stores, or we'd all have 287 betta tanks all over our homes.
Personally I know that one of my local pet shops keeps their bettas in apparently good health, and the rest don't really, so I'll only even glance at them at the one where they seem to be doing a better job... it'd be upsetting to let myself notice at the other ones. Even then, I try not to pay attention at the good one, because I expect to find myself saying "but he's so pretty
! Maybe I could find room for one more..." Last time I was out getting supplies I saw a gorgeous purple male that I really wanted, and had to remind myself that I can't have him, I don't know where I'd put his tank.