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picking out a betta

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As I get ready to get another male betta, I keep thinking about what color and such. But at the petstore, some are in the little cups, and some are in tanks with other fish. I used to mainly get them from the little cups, but the last one I had came from a tank and I noticed how much more interactive he was compared to the previous fish when I brought him home. It was like he was used to a big open tank to swim around in, and he didn't just sit in one spot.

So, while there's more to choose from in the little cups, would it be better to select one from a tank? I would be easier to see how active he is, and how he is with other fish.
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All bettas are different and depending on conditions of the tank, or possible disease it could be hard to tell. If you are putting him in a community tank it may be a good idea to see how he interacts if he is going to be by himself then it really doesn't matter. I would just try to find one whose fins are intact, and looks healthy. Also a fish in a cup may do well in a community setting I personally would just find one you like weather he is in a tank or a cup.
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