We stopped by Petco to look at the hamsters (my 9 yr old is hoping for one) and I had to go check out the bettas since I saw they shelve was full.
We saw a little DT male that has been there a couple of weeks. My daughter said "Mommy, I think there is something wrong with him". I look over and he is sort of just floating vertical in the cup. Just before I could say anything he stuck him head out of the water to get a gulp of air, twitched and died.
I don't know who they have in charge of the bettas there but things have really gone down hill in the last 3-4 weeks. Makes me so sad. I've seen more dead or nearly dead bettas there in the past 2 weeks than I have in a whole year.
They had a very pretty white DT and a purple EE but I didn't get either. Wish I could have but I don't have room for them and I don't have the extra money right now for another tank or the price of the fish. I wish I could save them.