So today me and my bro and his wife are running around town. We pop into this Petco, because I wanna look at the bettas, and pick up some more stuff for the 10 gallon I swear/hope/pray I'll have set up by the 5th or 6th or January.
Anyway, they'd never seen anything but veiltails before, so my sister in law goes over to the bettas, and spots a crowntail. And she calls me over asking what's wrong with it, ect. After explaining the different tail types to her, I went back to looking around, saying hi to people and their dogs, and looking at other things I'll need to buy later on.
Fastforward to checkout-- my sister in law and brother have a male and female crowntail, in a divided half gallon 'tank'. :/ I was talking them into a decent sized one with a heater, but a Petco worker 'corrected' me, and told them that too much space would stress the ONE fish they wanted at a time. And when my sister in law asked if the male crowntail they had picked out would get lonely, the woman at petco suggested the divided tank, and a female 'girlfriend'.
Ugh. This house is freezing and those fish won't last a week. And now my brother and sister in law are convinced I'm going to be wasting my 10 gallon on the one betta I want to get. *siiiigh*