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Old 06-08-2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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Stop betta abuse !!!

I hope everyone on this forum will read this but I bet 90% won't because betta fish are so misunderstood people think they can just throw them in a vase or little bowl that's smaller than 0.3 gallons , but bettas actually need 3-10 gallons the best are 5 , 8 , and 10 and if you don't have enough money to buy them a 3-10 gallon tank , heater , good food , treats , a liquid water test kit , plants , etc than don't even bother getting one , just because stores sell them in little cups doesn't mean they have to go in a 1- gallon bowl , if you've ever heard that betta fish live in puddles in the wild , its a myth , they use puddles to travel to huge bodies of water , and the longest they will live in a puddle is 2-5 days if they have to but they don't enjoy it , that is why they are good jumpers and they have a labrynth gill so they don't need oxygen in the water , I hope all the 10% of people on this forum that read this now understands the some of the proper needs of a betta fish and I hope they do not misunderstand betta fish anymore
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #2
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My betta lives in his 16gallon so he's a happy boy! And I agree with you they shouldn't be put in small tanks
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My betta lives in his 16gallon so he's a happy boy! And I agree with you they shouldn't be put in small tanks
Yay I'm happy someone understands and loves their betta(s)
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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From what I have seen on this forum the majority of people here understand proper Betta care. Mine lives in a planted 10g and I have another in a 5.5 because he is ultra lazy and doesnt swim anyway(probably because his fins are like 2.5x the length of his body)
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From what I have seen on this forum the majority of people here understand proper Betta care. Mine lives in a planted 10g and I have another in a 5.5 because he is ultra lazy and doesnt swim anyway(probably because his fins are like 2.5x the length of his body)
Oh well I'm new to the forum and I saw a couple of people that keep their bettas in small "tanks" and this one person kept two female betta fish in one 1/2 gallon vase with each other
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:20 PM   #6
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all of my bettas either have 5g tanks or 3g tanks! I also have a 10g tank and as soon as I get enought money to buy a heater, filter, gravel ect, then I'm gonna look into either starting a sorority or getting a king betta!
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:02 PM   #7
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I don't think that putting bettas in such small areas is really a "misunderstanding" of the fish. It is a misunderstanding of the hobby of fishkeeping in general - those who put bettas in tiny bowls will most likely put other things in inadequate homes. Most people on here that I have seen have their bettas in good homes of 2.5g+, which are filtered and heated. I don't think that anyone who knows good fish care in general would put a betta in a tiny enclosure, so I really don't think this particular fish has a giant misunderstanding about it as you seem to suggest.
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all of my bettas either have 5g tanks or 3g tanks! I also have a 10g tank and as soon as I get enought money to buy a heater, filter, gravel ect, then I'm gonna look into either starting a sorority or getting a king betta!
Good! Definitely get a king betta, they're so active! Here's my old boy duece xP he used to jump out of the water for food. The guy lasted 2 years plus however long he was in the cup at petco. I almost didn't realize he was dead, since he was just on the bottom floating upright... Ill miss him. I kept him in a 15 column
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I'm kinda on the fence about what I would like more! My mom really likes the king bettas, last time we were in the petstore she saw one about 3 or 3 1/2 inches long and she just loved him!! She would have gotten him if we had a tank for him!
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I'm kinda on the fence about what I would like more! My mom really likes the king bettas, last time we were in the petstore she saw one about 3 or 3 1/2 inches long and she just loved him!! She would have gotten him if we had a tank for him!
You can pick whichever you'd like, I ran a betta sorority for quite some time to, and you know why? To try to he my king and them to breed unfortunately it didn't work, resulting in the death of all my females... The guy is just too big :/

Anyway here are some pics of the setup. Very simple, and they shared the home with my juvie EBR who they got along with very well
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