Do you ever go to the pet store or Wal-mart and get deep pangs of guilt when you cant take one home no matter how sad and pathetic they look?
Happened to me tonight at Petco. There, inside a tiny cup, on teh very bottom of the display, was a turquoise/greenish king halfmoon betta. He looked gorgeous and majestic and I went "OOOOOOHHHHH!!!!!!" He only had maybe a half inch of space between his tail and nose and the sides of the cup and the water barely covered him....I wanted him immediately....I was contemplating how to finagle things...
Then the $30 price tag reared its ugly head and there was no way I could afford that at this time. I looked at him for a long time and felt such an ache.
All I could do was gripe and moan to the passing employees about the lack of clean water and the algae growing in many of hte betas cups. The employee smiled and gave it a glance and said thankyou.
Man i feel guilty about that king.