Hi. I recently set up a small tank (1.5 gallon) in anticipation of buying a betta. I bought the tank at a walmart store, and while the store sold bettas, none caught my eye, and frankly they looked unhealthy (no wonder with the little bowls they keep them it). I went to a locally owned pet shop and again, they only had a few bettas, none of which caught my eye. I then went to a big name petshop which only had 8 bettas in stock and again, none caught my eye and they seemed worse off then the wal mart fish.
I was thinking about buying one online, and I'm sure this is possible. I know I would have to get next day shipping which would be expensive, but I don't mind paying it if I get a fish that I will want. Can anybody recommend an online petshop that sells bettas and would you recommend this? I could talk to the petshops in my area about ordering one special, but they might charge as much or more than ordering one online myself. I would like either a halfmoon or crowntail, but not sure yet. I know the shipping would be stressful for the fish, but I'm assuming that they are shipped to stores like wal mart since they don't bread them there.