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Old 02-24-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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2 Bettas in a 0.5 Gallon

I can just see a 4 year old saying 'Mommy can we please get this and buy 2 of those fishies in the cups?!"

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Old 02-24-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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Poor bettas. Bettas and goldfish really get hit hard. It's like a punch to the gut whenever I see a 7 year old swinging a goldfish in a bag in one hand and one of those neon pet carriers out of the store.
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I think a 10g tank is a good minimum for a small fish.....

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the goal is not for fish to just survive but to thrive
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horrible... just horrible
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:47 PM   #6
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i sadly must admit that i used to have one of these when i was in 5th grade... one of the bettas died but the other one i still have. he is 3 years old and in a 30 gallon tank with a couple mollies.
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I know what you mean. A friend of mine told me that her daughter kept a betta in a small bowl but didn't understand about keeping the water clean so she said "But it lasted a few months" - I cringed thinking "Only a few months?? And she considered that a success??"
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In the wild bettas can survive some pretty harsh conditions. This has allowed them to colonize habitats most fish can't live in. Unfortunately a lot of people take advantage of this ability, merchants and aquarists.
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I used to have them in a gallon bowl, just one Betta at a time. Now Allie has a ten gallon all to himself. Never again will a Betta be in a bowl if I own it.

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I used to have them in a gallon bowl, just one Betta at a time. Now Allie has a ten gallon all to himself. Never again will a Betta be in a bowl if I own it.

Damon Salvatore is awesome. Enough said.
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