At BetterBettas22-I'm waiting till I find a job, and can move into my own apartment. I can already see it, a 10-20 gallon, tons of shrimp, a snail, and a party of 4 girls
And right next to an enormous bookshelf, which will be the focus of the living room!
At Riverotter- I've thought about that too. I don't know if this is something I can find an ideal solution to, since either way, the fish of walmart still lose. However, I feel that they will be better off in the cups if only for the reason that I've stated above (the safety of the other fish, in addition to the bettas well) but also because the tank situation is equally as stressful. The poor bettas I saw in the tanks were darting around, in a state such as I can only describe as shell shock. I hope that doesn't sound too extreme, but it was like they always in a constant state of motion. I'm not saying that movement in a fish is bad, but my bettas have never acted like that, not even at Food Time. That can't be a good thing....I know that these institutions won't be making any big changes soon. If they ever find it in them to give each betta the proper care they needed, such as a roomy tank of their own, a heater, and list a rule that all employees handling them must know what they're doing, and must keep to a strict cleaning regimen, it won't be in my lifetime, because such things are not ingrained widely enough in our society. That doesn't mean we don't try, but we shouldn't belittle what victories we gain. I know that what I'm pushing for isn't an ideal solution, but I feel that it's better than what has been presented to me.