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Old 07-21-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Saw something terrible.....

I was looking at fish tanks, and I noticed these things called betta vases. It's like a 1 gallon vase that you put flowers in and then a betta to swim around the flower stems! I was appalled. I have been watching and nobody has bought one yet. I hope it stays that way. That's horrible!
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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Those were very popular about 10 years ago. Infact, I still have 2 of my betta vases. Betta are no longer in them but the plants are. I'm going to take that same idea and do it with my 10g betta tank.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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Why would anyone want to keep a living organism in an enclosure that small?
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:38 PM   #4
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Why would anyone want to keep a living organism in an enclosure that small?
I think solely because it looks pretty.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:43 PM   #5
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I was told it was ok. You know the standard...betta thrive in smaller tank mumbo jumbo. Until I joined this sire and really became serious about keeping fish did I learn how false that was
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:57 PM   #6
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Betta condo

Thats a heck of alot better than the little plastic cups that the stores kerp these poor fish in on the shelf. The cups are about 5 inches across by 2 inches high. Should not even be allowed!
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:58 PM   #7
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I never bought the Betta vase but I did fall into the trap of a Betta not needing much space, a 1g is just fine. If I'm not mistaken people who bought the Betta vases were typically told they didn't need to feed the fish because it would eat off the roots of the plant. Eventually the roots would grow so much the Betta if it survived for very long, couldn't get to the top for air. Since I started 6 months ago I have learned a lot and none of mine are in anything smaller than a 10g. The smallest I'd ever go is a 5g. I see the difference in the behavior of Bettas from being in the 1g to now being in the bigger tanks, they're so HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY.
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Oh yeah. People see these pretty fish just 'sitting' in a vase and say to themselves oh what a pretty decoration. But put them in a tank and they start swimming around, fins a flowing and personalities come out. I had mine in a 5 gallon bow front and she was so pretty.
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If I'm not mistaken people who bought the Betta vases were typically told they didn't need to feed the fish because it would eat off the roots of the plant.
I had heard that, but my mom said that I should still feed the betta twice a week. I would change the water three times a week to. I actually had one betta live for over a year. Not sure how!
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I had heard that, but my mom said that I should still feed the betta twice a week. I would change the water three times a week to. I actually had one betta live for over a year. Not sure how!
I have a male betta that I have had for 2 years now. I have no idea how...
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