It isn't fair
On Oahu there are many places that sell Bettas... MANY. Most of them sell fancy Bettas (Hm's, PK's, etc.) and veils. 85% of the places that sell veils and fancy treat most of their fancy Bettas great. The fancy ones are very active, disease free, and in very clean water.
But the veiltails, and sometimes crowntails, are kept in horrible condition. They'll be lethargic with clamped fins and not moving in brown water, and
you can't even tell what color they are.
IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE
. Just because veiltails are more common they deserve to suffer more? If you don't want to take care of them don't sell them!!!!! I hate looking at the happy fancy Bettas and all the sick and dead veiltails. They don't deserve this, and I wish the idiots who breed them would just stop so they don't have to suffer more than the other Bettas just because in some peoples minds the other Bettas are prettier.
Not all the stores are like this, but most are. I wish those veils could suddenly sprout halfmoon tails so they could get a good life too.