I decided to stop in PetSmart since was out shopping and it's right there. Looking at the betta and see this beauty just laying at bottom of his cup of poopy water looking depressed. I got a couple danios for another tank and the lady was having difficulty ringing then up. Knowing I would regret leaving him grabbed him and set him on the counter. He went nuts and burst to life stirring up all the poopy water. It's like he knew was getting a new home!
It was instant gratification for me seeing that reaction from him. When I got home today and checked my tanks he eagerly greeted me. Wish he would stop and pose for a picture but must be thrilled to be out of that cup to stop swimming!
This got me thinking about how intelligent betta are. They can be depressed and learn tricks. Maybe I was projecting but it seems he knew that he was getting a better home.