I am currently cycling a 40 gallon tank that I want to make into a betta sorority with 15 female bettas. I don't want to buy fish from pet stores that keep them in tiny tubs of dirty water. Nor do I want to have fish shipped all the way from Thailand. I prefer to buy from a hobbyist who breeds bettas, or from a local fish store that keeps the bettas in heated, filtered tanks. I am in Connecticut and am OK with fish being shipped to me or buying them local pickup.