The clerk needs to be chewed out for laughing at someone who has more smarts than him/her. All creatures shall be treated equally as long as they're alive. Just because it's smaller than he/she and weaker does not mean that the creature should suffer for it. I bet he/she wouldn't have laughed if he/she was the poor betta. It's ridiculous that some humans think that just because something is different that they aren't important or worth caring for. I'm glad that you gave Fighter a moment to be given true care and that he died in gentle hands. Petsmart should be ashamed for they are responsible for a death that wasn't necessary.
Thats how I feel. I'm glad someone understands! (Not saying others on this site don't understand, just saying <.<!) I'm upset that happen to Fighter, but even though I lost him, I did gain Neptune And Violet. I was so blessed to get Violet, he is purple & red. I thought he was blue/pinkish red. As for Neptune, he's just a beautiful blue/white spalshed boy.