cruelty to bettas
I went to my local fish store to pick up some new fish and saw a "doule crowntail betta". This poor fish, beautiful though it was, could barely move around the tank and it had to make an enormous effort to get to the surface to breathe. I have a common red veiltail betta and although he deffinately wouldn't survive in the wild, he seems happy. One has to question the ethics of intentionally breeding these fancy fish varieties that are so deformed the mere act of swimming or breathing is a chore. Do other fish keepers feel this way?