I can't believe this
"There is a reason these fish languish in tiny cups and jars their entire lives - they obviously like it that way"
Um no, the reason is that many people just don't care and want to make money, or are too lazy to bother with adequate care. It does not mean they like it. The bettas are not choosing to live in tiny cups because they wan't to, HUMANS put them there.
" I will never again feel sorry for them."
Why? Because they were doing something natural? How can you not feel sorry for these poor fish that are usually kept in horrid conditions? You yourself said you kept aggressive cichlids so you must understand that aggression and hunting/killing instincts are many times present in animals, no matter how domesticated they are. The way the bettas act is how they survive, not for our entertainment or pleasure.
"They almost don't deserve anything better. "
I can't think of any other fish in the world that deserves better care right now. They are kept in tiny cups!
"These are going back into the tiny cups where they belong."
They belong in a good home where they will get proper care.
"These fish simply hate each other on a level we humans can't comprehend"
Yes, we can. Bettas fight to survive. What do we humans do? We murder and hurt each other, and MANY times not for survival, but for money, or in cold blood. Bettas are noble, intelligent creatures that deserve lots of swimming place and a cozy heater.
Hey guys, I am sorry if I rambled on, but I haven't gotten this mad in a looong time. This really irked me.
Last edited by turtle10; 01-27-2011 at 05:06 PM.
Reason: Let emotions get best of me and I wrote when angry.