Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
I personally believe the difference between breeder and pet owner and tank sizes is self explanatory. Breeders do this as a job, which means they spend at least 8h a day with their fish. It's their bread and butter. Pet owners have other jobs and life, that 8h a day is not spent with their fish. That's just Tue way I see it. If I could spend 8h a day tending to my fish, I'd have smaller tanks and more fish. But I have kids and a life I tend to, so my guys get larger spaces. I don't have the time to do water changes ever day. Also, breeder fish don't spend their lives in these systems, they go to homes. I know our local breeder has a betta wall that is divided 5g for her males, I think there is 20 tanks? She also has 60g+ grow outs. The males are housed in beanie baby jars until they go to their forever home.