I purchased a Baby BiOrb a while back and am trying to figure out what to do with it. It is a 4 gallon (15L) tank that, at the moment, is cold water (66 F ish).
I was going to pop for a heater and put yet another
betta fish in it, but reconsidered because I think the sharp-edged gravel that comes with the system would wreak havoc on flowy fins.
Looking for alternatives, I naturally turned to the internet and found some very negative, very disturbing reviews on this bowl. In a nutshell, they were saying how the bowl's shape is really stressful for fish (because of how fish communicate with lateral lines and how the spherical shape just keeps rebounding chatter... or something like that.)
So question #1: In y'alls opinions, does this sound like a viable issue and something I need to be concerned about? If I were to put fish in the bowl, would it really be the equivalent of putting a human in a room with a bunch of 4 year olds who just repeat everything you say over and over and over and over... ?
Question 2: Assuming the tank IS humane, and not some form of fish torture, what would you put in there? Oooor...
Question 3: Would you just leave the thing empty and enjoy it for its own asthetic appeal (and a lesson in buying before researching)... or sell it?
Many thanks, folks.