Ok well, this actually happened Friday, but I'm a slow reporter? Actually, I was too excited about my new Betta's XD
Anyway, Friday we went to a local fish store. It is a MOSTLY salt water fish store, but they had 2 fresh water tanks and 3 male Betta's each in a ~1 gallon tank. The store was renovating so everything was kind of haywire, so my friend and I was looking at the salt water tanks (omg they had a $3,000 puffer fish. It was HUGE o_O) when the store owner (I think) noticed us. He came over, can I help you, blah de blah. He shows us around and then asks a guy where the Betta's are, then takes us to them (we already knew where they were...)
He was talking about the Betta's but not really saying anything about tank sizes, just that they couldn't be kept together, etc. Then he was like "I love doing this!!" and picked up two of the tanks and put the males close together to cause them to start puffing. I will admit, the males were beautiful and I wanted one but... face palm moment, yes.
Then he talks about how the Betta's are from a large company because he tried to breed them once, but it never worked out. He said the male always ended up killing his females. I was like "Dx" but didn't say anything. He said once he succeeded but the babies wouldn't eat. I was like "yeah they hatch in 24 hours." and he goes "more like 3 weeks."
He didn't notice his babies had hatched until THREE WEEKS later? No wonder they all died!
Ugh facepalm facepalm facepalm.
So he may be an idiot, but at least he had pretty Betta's and they weren't in tiny bowls -_-