I would like to get a betta. I have a cycled tank ready to go and everything I'll need except the betta. Even though I've read to purchase the most active one every one I've seen in three different LFS's in my area looks lethargic & unhappy. I know I would be too if I was contained in a small cup swimming in my own poo.
I'm not about to tap on the cups for a reaction. Any advice as for how to select given these circumstances??