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i've heard sand as substrate for lizards leads to them eating it along with their food, then getting impacted bowels and eventually dying painfully of intestinal necrosis.

oh and the "gallon per inch" rule applies to bettas...provided you include the length of their tail! :p
The inch rule does not factor in water quality sensitivity, schooling, aggression, adult size, activity level, by the rules logic three zebra danios can live in a ten they need a twenty because of their activity. Also bamboo shrimp need thirty gallons to filter feed.
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The inch rule does not factor in water quality sensitivity, schooling, aggression, adult size, activity level, by the rules logic three zebra danios can live in a ten they need a twenty because of their activity. Also bamboo shrimp need thirty gallons to filter feed.
Yes but we are referring to BETTA ONLY TANKS. And anyone who owns a betta should know how many water changes to make, that's a given.

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The inch rule does not factor in water quality sensitivity, schooling, aggression, adult size, activity level, by the rules logic three zebra danios can live in a ten they need a twenty because of their activity. Also bamboo shrimp need thirty gallons to filter feed.
that was mostly a joke....poking fun at the concept that a 1.5 inch betta would be fine in a tiny tank.

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that was mostly a joke....poking fun at the concept that a 1.5 inch betta would be fine in a tiny tank.
I don't get it?
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I don't get it?
never mind, it wasn't really very funny.

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Yes but we are referring to BETTA ONLY TANKS. And anyone who owns a betta should know how many water changes to make, that's a given.
Bettas are very active in bigger tanks and less active in smaller tank another my myth is B.splendens lives in turbulent water and that the one see buy are genetically modified funny myths too. A myth by PETA fish use tools ,funny.
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Another common myth all fish spend the majority of their life in water mudskippers spend a lot of time on land.
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-Fish can't fly.

Well, there is a species of saltwater fish that goes by the common name, the flying fish. It propels itself out of the water with a powerful thrust from its tail and uses its modified pectoral fins, which have evolved to resemble the wings of a glider, to glide away from danger. They have been known to glide for several yards.

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"Rabbits are boring pets."

Sure, if you keep them in a cage all day and don't pay attention to them, of course they are boring!

"Rabbits only need pellets."

Firstly, unless it is a breeding rabbit that needs extra nutrients, the alfalfa pellets have too much calcium and are too "hot" a feed. Timothy pellets are far more suitable for a pet rabbit, but alfalfa is what is usually sold. Secondly, they absolutely MUST have fresh hay at all times! Again, timothy is good. Without it, they do not get enough fibre, and their digestive systems can shut down, sending them into a often fatal condition called gastrointestinal stasis (G.I. stasis).

Ideally, they should have fresh, leafy green vegetables, too.

"It's a dwarf rabbit."

Um...what KIND of a dwarf rabbit? Dwarfism is just a gene. There are a lot of dwarf breeds. Netherland dwarf, dwarf hotot, mini rex, Jersey wooly, Holland lop, American fuzzy lop, mini satin, lionhead, and britannia petite are all breeds that have the dwarfing gene. Secondly, m "dwarf" rabbits sold in pet shops are no such thing. They are just young, and they are therefore small.

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Sorry I don't feel like reading through all the pages but I will list the ones I've heard.

MYTHS..
- betta like small spaces
- you only have to replace the water that evaporates and never need to do a water change
- snails clean (HAHAHA yeah they poop like crazy so it's not really cleaning)
- males can live with females
- Bubble nest = happy
- Bettas will eat plant roots... OR CORN
- bettas live at room temp

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