Back to the original topic- went into a pet store today. the petsmart near my house. I was surprised to see how well this store treated its fish! Everything was sparkly clean, even the tank with all of the feeder goldfish in it. Their bettas were sad and lethargic in their little qt cups, but they did a display example of a betta in a tank, so to show new owners how to take care of the betta. 2.5 gallon, with places for it to hide. Unfortunately the person who had been doing all of this was out and so therefore i couldn't thank her for the work she did.
I ended up getting a 2.5 gallon tank myself, for Calcifer. He's now next to his new brother. I also ended up getting 2 betta hammocks and a moss ball. It looks really cool next to the little pokemon action figure in Calcifer's tank. LOL.