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Old 07-22-2009, 09:43 PM   #31 
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Next thing they'll do is put one in a telephone!
hehe, I saw a tank built into a london telephone booth once. The sides were welded shut and the top put on a hinge but the whole thing was filled lol.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:54 PM   #32 
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I keep my betta in a 35 gallon fish tank with about 15 other fish and he does great. I think it is very cruel to keep any fish of any size in a container so small.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:40 PM   #33 
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With the dual betta hex on petco.com, it says that being in close proximity to another betta makes them fan their fins, flare their gils, and brighten their colors. Horrible.. I'm purchasing dual betta hex's to home my fish in during tank cleanings, but they won't be in there for more than 15 minutes and they get to go back to their happy homes. I'm going to purchase a Betta soon and it will be homed solitarily in a 5 gallon bow front with live plants, and a varied diet including flakes, pellets, bloodworms and live fry. I am going to make his home as appropriate as possible for him and assure him a better life than in those nasty little cups. I've already decided I'm rescuing from Petco seeing as they treat their fish worst there and I'd like to know I made a difference. I also have two 1.5 gal vases and a 1 gal bowl I may put a Betta a piece in, but I would go no smaller than 1 gallon. The fish deserve a chance and their reputation needs to be saved.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:43 PM   #34 
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Yeah, I wouldn't go with anything less than a gallon either.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:52 PM   #35 
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With the dual betta hex on petco.com, it says that being in close proximity to another betta makes them fan their fins, flare their gils, and brighten their colors. Horrible.. I'm purchasing dual betta hex's to home my fish in during tank cleanings, but they won't be in there for more than 15 minutes and they get to go back to their happy homes. I'm going to purchase a Betta soon and it will be homed solitarily in a 5 gallon bow front with live plants, and a varied diet including flakes, pellets, bloodworms and live fry. I am going to make his home as appropriate as possible for him and assure him a better life than in those nasty little cups. I've already decided I'm rescuing from Petco seeing as they treat their fish worst there and I'd like to know I made a difference. I also have two 1.5 gal vases and a 1 gal bowl I may put a Betta a piece in, but I would go no smaller than 1 gallon. The fish deserve a chance and their reputation needs to be saved.
I agree though flaring isn't bad for the fish it is bad to house them in containers smaller than one gallon preferably 2.5 gallons. Half gallon requires a complete water change every 3-5 days and housing two in such a small tank would mean daily water changes (stressful). Though I do have some quart jars, which require a complete water change every three days.

I have a product similar to the Dual Betta Hex but it's pretty useless. I only use it for conditioning pairs (which I could do just as well in their jars) and I don't use the gravel or the plant :/

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Yeah, I wouldn't go with anything less than a gallon either.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:18 PM   #36 
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I wish there was some way fish lovers could join together and do a broadcast on every channel about the cruelness of keeping fish in bad conditions and over-stocking tanks and such. really open everyones eyes on this. Maybe i can bring this to Peta's attention and start a campaign with them.

UPDATE: I'm FINALLY out of the ER and now my mum is paying me to 'babysit' my little brother and little step-brother (11 and 12) and along with babysitting for my other lady I'll be making pretty good income. My mum is paying $20 a day. I'll finally be able to start getting ready for my tanks!! Yay!! (:
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I wish there was some way fish lovers could join together and do a broadcast on every channel about the cruelness of keeping fish in bad conditions and over-stocking tanks and such. really open everyones eyes on this. Maybe i can bring this to Peta's attention and start a campaign with them.

UPDATE: I'm FINALLY out of the ER and now my mum is paying me to 'babysit' my little brother and little step-brother (11 and 12) and along with babysitting for my other lady I'll be making pretty good income. My mum is paying $20 a day. I'll finally be able to start getting ready for my tanks!! Yay!! (:
PETA isn't good. They take things to extrmems. The best thing we can do is teach them proper care.

Here's a good article: http://www.wikihow.com/Help-Pet-Shop-Bettas
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I support PETA and am a proud member and Vegan. Just my personal oppinions on animal rights.
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I support PETA and am a proud member and Vegan. Just my personal oppinions on animal rights.
I hope I didn't sound mean or anything. In my opinion taking things to extremes isn't good.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:50 PM   #40 
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Seanyb9985, Your Betta looks so much like my Velvet that just passed away this morning. I had him for two and a half years and he had been sick for a week and I was just sick this morning when I went to see how he was . My son felt sorry for me and went and bought me a new one this afternoon and now I;m not sure if I should throw away his bowl and glass beads I had him in or try to clean it with salt and try it or not?? The glass beads are colored and are the kind you use in a vase to arrange flowers with and I thought they would compliment the colors of the fish. I have two with the glass beads and two with aquarium rocks in their bowls.
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