Originally Posted by ChoclateBetta
I think a law saying no tank under 2.5 can be sold. I know they can live in a gallon. But most people cannot keep up with water changes up to a songle Betta in a twenty. I mean most people do not even change water.
Nothing under a 2.5 gallon? I've seen really nice 1 gallon tanks with heaters and filters, and regular water changes. I think that is a bit extreme. Another person on bettafish.com has pointed out, as long as the betta is getting proper care, 1 gallons are fine. I think 1/2 gallons are way too small, but at least 1 gallon is okay with proper filters and heaters.
Also, another thing that was pointed it, is that some betta fish, get really stressed unless they are in a small tank. So if a law was made that said nothing smaller than a 2.5 gallon.. and the betta is stressing in that 2.5 gallon... and dies, isn't that just cruel...?...
I'm all for bettas having nice, huge, natural tanks.. but honestly, with proper care, I think small tanks are very nice. And sometimes it's all a person whom wants a betta can afford.