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Old 07-28-2013, 12:08 AM   #341
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I am going to start crying. My friend still does not get why fish bowls are terrible. Can you guys please help me.
Put him in an air right container and leave him there till he passes out from the lack of oxygen and the smell of his waste. Then take him out wake him up and hand him the bowl with the fish in it and say that is how he feels.... Always works for me lol
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:18 AM   #342
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As wise as that is, can you think of some legal examples of how this is cruel? I was telling him the bettas need at least 1.5 gallons of water but he turned to the dark side and now he believes keeping fish in bowls is ok.
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I was going to say put the bowl over his head and ask him if it feels right
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:21 AM   #344
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sadly about the only laws on fish is harassing them or catching without a permit...they don't "fit" what most people think a pet is
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He still does not get what I'm trying to say. I told him the cups used to hold bettas are temporary and can be lethal. This really is animal cruelty.
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stick him in a closet for two days with nothing but a 5 gal bucket to pee in...then ask him if he feels its right LOL
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He still does not get what I'm trying to say. I told him the cups used to hold bettas are temporary and can be lethal. This really is animal cruelty.
It made me happy to see the disclaimer on the cup I got my newest betta in at petco the other day that says the cup is not a permanent habitat. Btw a bowl of MORE than a gallon can be ok for a betta as long as it is heated either with a heater or via being in a warm enough (78 or higher) room and water changes are done very regularly.
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Measure the size of of the fish compared to the bowl. Then cut out/print/use a real baby and use tape to show him the size of the space that the baby has to grow up in. It should be corresponding correctly with the size of the bowl compared to the fish.

Then tell him that when the baby grows, it's area will not. It'll always be cleaned by his parents (water changes) but will eventually get too cramped.

I made that up and it'll take some work and time and math (HATE lol) but I think it'd be effective. I've personally wanted to do it but never had a chance to do it yet.
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I'll start a thread so we don't go off topic
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Guy working there: Okay, here are your fish.
My mom: That fish is dead!
Guy working: It's sleeping. It'll wake up when the water warms up.They do this all the time.

Btw these were goldfish.
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