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Old 11-23-2003, 06:44 PM   #1
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The Cat In The Hat Fishbowl....another "Nemo" Craz

(sighs).....

And so it starts again. I was in the lfs today and I saw the Cat In The Hat Fishbowl. It's a replica of the fishbowl in the movie. I opened up one of the boxes to take a peak....and I do have to give them credit. They had a little piece of paper in there that said to do a 25% water change weekly to ensure you fishe's health. For a fishbowl, I thnk it should definitly be more.

Does this whole marketing craze drive anyone else nuts? I mean, toys are one thing, but something to hold live animals is another! You can't give a kid a tiny bowl with some decorations, and a fish and expect the thing to live long!

What do you guys think?
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Old 11-23-2003, 06:58 PM   #2
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=20755

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=20755

I was curious what it looked like. Evidently there is a Christmas version as well. I can't tell how large the bowls are. Probably OK for a betta, with lots of water changes... But one of the sellers says "Perfect for any goldfish" AARRGGHHHH!

I *hate* things like this!
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I KNEW this was going to happen the first day I saw the CITH commercials

I wonder how many kids are going to ignore the fish completely when they discover they don't talk.
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You mean the fish don't TALK??????? Gadzooks!!!!
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Well MINE do, but we try to keep that hush hush; otherwise EVERYONE will want one and then there would we be? Imagine the noise pollution: 24 hours a day of "Feed me? Feed me! I've never eaten before! I'm starving! No one feeds me here!" pouring out of thousands of homes...
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Old 11-23-2003, 11:10 PM   #6
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Geez - I thought my fish were special. Yours say that too? 8O
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My first "tank" was the spongebob squarepants 2 gallon special...in which I put in 2 goldies, on the advice of my friendly chain pet store clerk.

They survived, and heck, now I'm a Aq Advice semi-regular! Perhaps not all of the themed tanks are horrible...they can lead to a love of fish keeping!

(besides....if it isn't nemo, think of all the easter bunnies and 101 dalmations that probably ended up in the pound...it's epidemic)
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Heh. I saw one of these yesterday. Not suitable for anything but a betta.
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I went to Wally World last night to pick up some stuff for my artemia tank and my zooplankon tank, and saw some thanksgiving themed fish in the tanks, it was aggravating... "Mayflower tetra" and the "Stuffed turkey Molly" can you believe that??

Have we no scruples, oh Sam Walton's irritating promotional staff?
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Thanksgiving themed fish!?! Were they wearing feathers and little black pilgrim hats?
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