I know we've been over the bettas-in-a-cup issue more times than anyone can count...
Today I was at a LFS
that I know to be quite bad - it's near my bf's work, so I occasionally check in to see if they've gotten any better. Well, they haven't. They had some really beautiful bettas - in cups, barely
covered in water. They were stacked, and at least three of them at the bottom were obviously dead or dying. Others had fungus growing on them, or severe dropsy... It was sick. No wonder they were giving them away free when you bought a betta tank. 8O
I had thought about taking advantage of their half-price special on tap water dechlorinator, but had to high-tail it out of there before hurling in front of the betta display.
Never bought anything from there, but really need to stop going in.