One of the closer petstores to me is one called Zamzows. They sell all kinds of pets and lawn care type of stuff. It is like a feed store/petstore. Well, I went in to look at their bettas and they have beautiful ones. The only things was the small contaiers they put them in. The poor betas could not even stretch out and many of the VTs only had like half of their tails and I know it was because of the small containers. Those are the smallest containers I have ever seen a betta in at a petstore. Then I find another one off by itself in a tiny tiny bolw proably not much bigger than my hubby's fist and it had a plant sitting on top with the roots almost filling up almost the whole bowl. The fish had NO WHERE to swim!! He had to stay in one spot and there was no way for him to swim up and get oxygen. They were also selling those bowls by the bettas. I can't believe people would actually use those bowls.
It just made me so angry. I wanted to buy that poor betta so bad. He was a dalmation with the brightest orange coloring. But sadly I didn't have them money at the time to buy another betta. :(