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Old 06-07-2012, 05:15 PM   #11 
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Guppy is the first fish I have ever adopted and I can honestly say it is not at all what I thought it would me. He is just as much a part of my family as my cat (and usually more communicative than my stepson - ha ha.).

I never liked the little cups at the petstore, but since owning one now I really really dislike them.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #12 
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To spread the word about proper betta tank size you can go on Petco and Petsmart's websites and write negative reviews of their bowls that are too small. Nothing rude, just something like "I found this bowl is too small to keep a betta humanely, and I had to change the water every couple of days. Bettas need room to swim and plants to hide in. Like other tropical fish they need filtered water heated to at least 78 degrees. I now keep my betta in a (name one of their tanks that's big enough) and he's a lot happier there!"

I spent years keeping bettas in half-gallon bowls too because I didn't know better and didn't have internet to look up how to keep them properly. I stopped keeping them for a few years, then recently when I got back into it, I bought another small cube - then I checked the internet. Now I have tanks for my bettas and the cube is used for one tiny male I bought as a female. People don't always want to be cruel or thoughtless, sometimes they just don't know any better, or they want a pet fish and can't afford the whole tank setup.
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