Originally Posted by Bettafish
As for the size of a betta tank i want to tell someone okay u go live in a closet. and u have to poop eat and sqim in that one spot. oh also theres a random chance it might get cleaned. lets see how long u last. >:D
Its just super stupid all the people. This is why i want to work at a pet store in the fish section so i can help ignorant people and make parents pay for giving in to there kid for a fish they think will just last a few months.
I work in a petstore and I always want to tell people this.
Me:Betta are tropical they need a heater.
Them: "Oh I'll use a desk lamp"
Me:Bettas need at least 2 gallons....they go and buy the smallest bowl.
Them:I want to breed bettas...has no idea what tail type they have and think they can just toss the male & female together.
"I think my betta is dying, he just lies on the bottom" Never cleans the tank water.
You can tell people anything, but some just choose not to listen. What makes it worth it those, are the ones who take what you have to say to heart. Had one lady wanting a betta for her classroom, couldn't understand why hers kept dying. I explained about water changes and the necessity of a heater and she bought everything right on the spot.