the other day i was forced to go into our LFS because i wouldn't have time in the next day or so to make the trip to petsmart for food.. i went in and i couldn't even buy food because the fish in there were so pitiful. lying on their sides, skinny, not moving. barely living. i got mad and went and grabbed the manager, told them it was inhumane and pitiful, and disgusting, asked them if they ever changed their water and told them they should stop selling bettas if they were going to treat them like this. i said i know this place is a great animal advocate organization so i don't understand why the bettas sit around and rot in here. anyway they apologized, said they'd work on it, and gave me a free one. i chose the guy in the display. he was an adolescent, in one of those 1 gallon tubes with the bamboo in the middle. it was obnoxious because there were water lines where you could tell it had evaporated out of the cube, the water hadn't been changed in so long. and i knew this guy wouldn't get sold cause they wouldn't sell him- they don't have bags or anything to get him out. they had to put him in a doggie treat bag for me. he was laying on the rocks, just laying there, not doing anything. i brought him home and i have a 10g i haven't yet divided, and i put him in there with a bunch of plants and things. he swims around like a little lark half the time, and he gets to stay there til i can divide the tank.