So today I went to Petsmart, Petco, etc. to check out their bettas and to get a "pooper scooper" for my dogs with my dad. First, we went to Petco and it was just depressing. Each cup had brown water and 2/3 of the fish were dead. As for Petsmart, they are very very clean without any derbis in the water. Right next to Petsmart was an LFS, and I found that betta. Perfect dorsal and anal fins, strong and wide body, and sharp coloring. The only thing that was a downfall was that it bit his caudal fins. Wished I could take a picture of him and take him home since it was in a breeders cup more than 2 times smaller than commercial betta cups. Since I'm at the limit of bettas (parents only allow me 2), I'm hoping for someone living near here to pick it up. Coloring was beautiful, gem green/blue scales with deep all red fins. Surprisingly they only marked it as a split tail for $4.00. The store is in California.
If anyone is interested, PM me a I'll tell you the exact location.
+How do the 3 stores compete if they are built in the same block? O_O