Originally Posted by Aus
TBH, I'd rather concentrate on the fact that there's people posting here who think a half gallon/quarter gallon is an adequate space for a betta.
Like, I get there's a few really experienced fish folks who use gallon-sized containers and keep the fish clean and alive? But if you haven't kept bettas for years and learned all there is to know..
How many of the under-a-gallon defenders end up posting in the sick fish forum a few weeks later? How many of the sick fish posts are from beginners with a gallon or less? The proportion speaks for itself.
But that's me. Good luck combatting the forces of corporate stupidity, though.
YES! +1 +1 +1!!!
"But my friend did it and her fish lived to be 4 years old!" UGH. Gosh darnit these are my pet peeves... I really find it hard to be nice to someone who has a sick fish and keeps them in a .5 gallon bowl and does water changes twice a month. I wish I could just scream at them and tell them that it's STUPID! The pics on Pintrest just make it seem "okay" for more people. Now there's going to be someone saying "But this girl on Pintrest..."