Taking it off the wall everytime to change water..I know I certainly would not want to do it that way..I personally do not like that Idea of a fish on a wall ...seems more like a "Decoration" than a way to see a pet ..or to have a fish as a pet..(hanging up) like a picture..
As long as it is 1g i would say go for it. Just make sure it can be heated. I would get a siphon to clean it and do 1 50% and 1 100% each week. With thethe siphon youto wouldnt need to take it off the wall. Thats all that is needed. I keep 1 gallons with no problem
Last edited by a123andpoof; 06-29-2012 at 11:20 AM.
I'm sorry -- but no, they don't. I understand this might be your preference. But please don't state it like it's fact.
There are many bettas being kept in perfect health in tanks under 5 gallons And many of those are not filtered. The fact is, it's level of care that matters.
I do agree about heaters. And happen to think the dinky tank pictured by the OP is gross.
But the rest? That's your opinion.
+1, I have pineapple in a 1 gal, and gandalf in a 2.5-they're both perfectly happy!How do I heat the 1 gal?It sits right next to gandalfs tank on the heater side, I check the temp daily, and it's just right. bettas do not NEED a 5gallon tank to be happy, mine are very happy, active and build regular bubblenests (when I'm not conditioning them for breeding...:/) 5gal might be your opinion but it is not fact.
To the op, the tank you posted yes looks cool but is actually about .5 gal, and the shape doesn't look suitable for a betta, most people say the best is 1gal up, there are some pretty good 1gal tanks around, that look nearly as cool as this one :)
^ I was thinking a simple inverted tuperware cover with holes, like the ones you buy fresh food in at the grocery store? We always save plastic things so I feel like I could do well with one.
I'm still thinking on heaters; I think one secured to the back wall of the tank wouldn't look too bad, I could probably hide it with a plant, and I could disguise the wire with decorations.
As to the dorm wall thing, I was thinking a command strip might be strong enough. I'd definitely test it for a few days before putting the fish in though. Or I have LOTS of spackle in the garage.. . . . or maybe it'll just be a home tank :/
Like I said, I LOVE the concept. I just remembered my dad used to have a dome train layout that was pretty big . . . imagine if I could put that on some plastic, mount it on the wall . . . (O.O)
If there's a story on the news about a 21 yo woman flooding her parents home with water from a failed fish tank idea, thats me lol
As to the thing about fish being "decor", I think its just the same as a bird cage hanging near a window or something like. I love watching my fish, so having them on the wall makes them no less alive and important to me :D :D
Last edited by FrostSinth; 06-29-2012 at 04:36 PM.
This is what my mom recommended me to get, LOL. I also agree with you on the fact that Betta's dont need 5 gals of water. That is a person opinion and I support yours. I have 2 divided 10 gals with 3 in each one, 1 in a 3 gal and 1 in a 1.7gal. They are all heated and they are perfectly healthy. I think its foolish because many people LOVE fish, but I highly doubt they will go buy new 5+ gal tanks for 1 new fish. I think as long as they are taken proper care of then it doesnt matter.