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Old 07-19-2014, 04:04 PM   #1
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Now I can sleep well tonight.

My friend asked me to feed their dogs while they're camping this weekend, and at the last minute tacked on "Oh, and could you feed the fish too?" To which I replied "Oh god when did you get a fish where is it oh no".

So. Within a few hours of them leaving, I'd scraped together some old supplies laying around, and now I am happy to show you Mr Betta's new (still not perfect but oh so much better) home.

From a 750 ml rum bottle full of old food, to a 3 gal with a 10 gal filter (with aged filter foam and slightly modified to have a lower return current), a betta hammock, and a little bit of subwassertang.

Now I can sleep peacefully knowing there's one fewer betta in a jar.

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Old 07-19-2014, 04:06 PM   #2
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Well done you ! Makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside when you know you have bettered an animals life
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:50 PM   #3
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Well done you ! Makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside when you know you have bettered an animals life
Thank you! It sure does. Every other time I went over this weekend, he just looked so happy and active, fins all up, exploring his environment.

Very warm and fuzzy, indeed.

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I don't understand where the "they can live without a heater and filter" nonsense comes from. We rescued out first betta from a shop poor boy was in a tank full of large oscars and he was quite beaten up. We got told they just needed a tank with water so we did that. He was very lethargic and sat at the bottom all clamped up so I researched. Went and got a heater and filter and within a week he bloomed into the brightest happiest wee guy. It pays to make a difference hopefully your friends appreciate it !!
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Well done.. let's hope they don't get all uppity over rearranging their counter

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Old 07-21-2014, 04:16 PM   #6
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I don't understand where the "they can live without a heater and filter" nonsense comes from. We rescued out first betta from a shop poor boy was in a tank full of large oscars and he was quite beaten up. We got told they just needed a tank with water so we did that. He was very lethargic and sat at the bottom all clamped up so I researched. Went and got a heater and filter and within a week he bloomed into the brightest happiest wee guy. It pays to make a difference hopefully your friends appreciate it !!
Same with this guy, he was all clamped up, sitting at the bottom when I first saw him. And my friends had the oh-so-common "but the pet store guy said he could live like that!" My next goal is to get them to buy him a heater (its hot enough @ the moment to not be a big deal).

I'm going to end up picketing for small pet and fish equality. Do your research! Stop letting pet shops lie to make money! Stop companies from making .5 gallon tanks!

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Well done.. let's hope they don't get all uppity over rearranging their counter

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Naw, we're good enough friends that I told them straight up I was going to fix their fish issue and they were going to deal with it, and they agreed. They're just happy they didn't have to pay for it!

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Too right !
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Great job! That betta really owes you big! You made his life 1,000 times better!!!


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