We really need a betta rant thread I swear. We have a rant thread in the Lounge but nothing for bettas. However that is not my point to try. Not to much ealier today I was in Walmart (don't cringe yet) and I had this urge to go into the fish dept. There was a person looking at a half gallon wondering if it was actually 4.95. I couldn't help but to intervene, I tried the same tank with my baby minnows and nearly got a slaughter. At this time I didn't know they had bettas. But face it that long half gallon is horrible for any fish. Long story short they ended up asking me "why do they sell these if it's bad for them." I explained to them the whole rice patty thing, and it's better for the health of your betta. And bettas can be quite playful. Now this is a cringe part, apperently they have 2 females in a 2 liter. To answer all their questions better (they also where on the phone) I recommended this site but it's hard to tell that even if armed with knowlege if people will do more for their bettas. Maybe if they look on this site they will understand more the benifits and face it finiachial pluses of properly taking care of a betta. Face it, spending money now on a proper tank means less money spent on tanks, also better fish health you don't have to worry abotu so much. They also have a male which they were going to get a half gallon for. if you ask me that's no place for a males fins to be. Sorry just had to say something. I can't imagine what you true knowlegable betta owners must feel like.