BTW iluvfish: read the forum, we are complaining, heavily and loudly and justly, about those .5g "tanks"!!
Oh my goddess! They have made a lava lamp fish tank! How completely and irrovacably horrible!!
Ok...I was just going to let it rest, but....we haven't touched on the night light issue. Fish need a regular light/dark period. It is wrong and unhealthy for fish to not have a regular sleep cycle (do you want to be up during the day and then to have lights on all night while you sleep? Did you know that scientists did a study that proved that people who work night shift most of their lives have a shortened life span and are generally more prone to illness?) .
Having a fish "tank" used as a night light is BAD for fish because it interrupts their dark/night time and sleep cycle.
First off yes they did originate from there but those little "puddles" could sometimes stretch for miles therefor being hundred or even thousands of gallons of water people only think there small puddles cause they arent very deep. And HOW COULD SOMEONE MAKE A FISH BOWL IN A TEDDY BEAR!!!!!!! If kids play with that teddy bear like they do with normal ones those fish would die in a few days or even a few hours from when they put them in, I'm disgusted.
Sorry I meant to quate the guy that said bettas live in puddles on the first page
Last edited by bettasareawesome; 07-13-2012 at 12:19 PM.
Everyone is in agreement that Betta Fish can live in a one gallon bowl. Moreover, it states on this blog that a one gallon bowl is fine for a Betta as long as their are water changes. Also they sell in many pet stores Betta fish tanks that are way smaller, which I think is cruel. You know those .5 gallon fish tanks. The teddy bear idea is cute and I understand what the company's goal is to engage kids. Everyone keeps bringing up that the kid will sleep with a fish bowl- this is a ridiculous comment! Everyone keeps stating that the kid will throw it around- where is the responsible parent to teach them how to care for a fish? What if the parent teaches the kid how to go fishing will they start sticking fishing rods in fish tanks? Give it a break already. Nothing is wrong with the tank it is a normal 1 gallon plastic bowl with a teddy bear covering. If there is such a problem then you should start complaining about all of the acrylic fish tanks sold in stores because they sell .25, .5, .75, 1, 1.25, 1.5 gallon fish bowls everywhere. I firmly believe a 1 gallon bowl is the right size as long as appropriate water changes are done. Listen to yourself's your agreeing that the fish tank is the right size and then you are saying that what if? what if? what if the world ends tomorrow? I mean lets start questioning everything then? What if we didn't go fishing and harm the fish in the sea? What if we let all animals be free and not keep them in any fish tanks or any houses. What if they were kept in the wild? Would they survive the drought? Would they survive by themselves?
xShainax is your attitude I am going to make unwarranted claims without rational support. Imagine your on a bettafish blog that clearly states on the site that a 1 gallon fish bowl is fine for Betta Fish as long as water changes are performed. Guess what the Teddy Tank is one gallon fish bowl. Furthermore, they have a Betta Fish care page that clearly states "Parental supervision is needed" Moreover, they state if you are using it as a fish tank then please treat your pet with love and care. In addition, if the kid buys the Teddy Tank for another purpose to save collectibles in the bowl or place coins in it then its the kids prerogative. If you are buying it for the purpose of the fish then Teddy Tank is fine. They just took a teddy bear and allowed a kid to feed it through the mouth and the entire skin is removable (comes off the one gallon bowl). I am not really understanding what you are arguing about or what point you are trying to make. That kids can't have pets? That parents can observe their children care and love an animal. If you feel this way than no human should had a pet at all and they should all live freely.
Iluvfish31, I have to agree with shaina, you posted that message twice, you're acting like we're saying that 1 gallon isnt ok but .5 gallon is and that is NOT the case in any way shape or form. for the record NOBODY said "what if the kid decides to stick a fishing rod in there"! Yes I said the kid could try and pick the fish out of the tank, but that didn't involve a fishing rod, this is a thread someone created because they do not like the idea, just because you do does not mean that you should try to force your opinions on everyone else as I feel you are doing. A lot of people on here agree with the original poster and for the record, there is no way that that tank is 1 gallon, if you want to prove the size then go ahead, but until I see photographic evidence that this bowl is 1 gallon, there is no way I am going to believe it. Oh and yes their goal is to "engage kids" but they'll probably engage the fish too...IN A HEART ATTACK. I don't mean to be offensive when I say all this, but if I'm honest I probably did, simply because your attitude towards others opinions stinks. To be honest, if all you're gonna do is judge other people on their opinions and tell them constantly that they are wrong, then maybe you should find a thread where there is no potential for you to cause an argument, maybe the aquabid thread, or the photo contest of the month (official) thread. I'm sure mods will think I've gone over the top with this, please edit it accordingly, as I feel I cannot do so, due to my irritation.
edit: oh and that post you just made to shaina-its REALLY rude. You're acting like you know everything.
Another thing...you keep going on about the size of the bowl...if it is a 1 gallon bowl like you keep going on about, thats not what we're questioning, or what we don't like.
Last edited by BeckyFish97; 07-13-2012 at 06:55 PM.