Originally Posted by JD3P
They should have a certain amount of larger "tanks" setup for each fish, rather than putting them in a cup. When it comes time to sell them they can put them in a bag just like they do with the other fish. That way they can keep their tanks and the bettas will have swimming room. I doubt this will ever happen.
The reason this will probably never happen is because with the other fish, you can keep more than one in a tank, whereas with bettas, that's not possible. Well, it is, but it results in a lot more dead fish than if they were kept in separate cups. Putting them in larger tanks, all separated, would results in loss of money due to filters, heaters, lights, etc, using electricity and the water costs, etc. Unfortunately for Wal-Mart, they care more about a profit than about the fish. Plain and simple.