I noticed tonight while buying my new fishtank that PetCo's Bettas look 10x better than PetSmart's. There was a GORGEOUS double-tail halfmoon that I would've gotten, but my mom won't let me get another Betta (I have ONE, and a 10 gallon tank).
We walked into PetCo, I noticed the Bettas. Their water was clear, they were in solid cups (Heavy plastic at the very least, felt like glass), and they were not skinny and they didn't look ill in any way. They were kept on a set of shelves, so they weren't stacked on top of each other.
We went in PetSmart. I looked at them, and was appalled. They looked horrible, many were half dead, they were stacked, and they just looked awful.
It was astounding about the difference. There were a few beautiful Bettas (The males) at PetCo (I just don't like the females as much, but I'm sure they'll grow on me) that looked incredibly healthy for all that they were pet store fish, and the ones in PetSmart made me want to kill someone, namely the one responsible for their conditions.
Anybody else notice something like this?