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Old 02-15-2009, 04:15 PM   #1 
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Bad tanks for bettas!

So here i shall post, and encourage others to post, all the tanks that they say are "just great" for bettas, when actually is a form of cruelity!

Hagen Dragon Marina Betta Kit at PETCO

Half gallon tank and the substrate is only supposed to go in the very center, i don't like these at all! actual quote from a comment on this tank as well:
"..And besides, they wouldn't sell it as a betta kit if it wasn't safe for a betta..."

Fish Bubble Wall Mount Fish Tank at Wrapables - Aquariums & Bowls
Granted it is a gallon and comes with many warnings, but for some reason i just don't think this would be a good idea at all, just think if something knocked into it and it fell over!
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:17 PM   #2 
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IMO anything less than 5gl isn't suitable for a betta. I know others will disagree, this is OMO.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:21 PM   #3 
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yes, but i was more of comparing these to all the other ones. I agree bettas should be in biggest tanks as possible, but sometimes, just isn't possible at the moment
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:52 PM   #4 
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Walmart.com: Penn Plax: Betta Bow-Front Double Tank Kit, 1 ct: Fish

1/2 gallon for 2 fish! thats 4 cups of water for each fish
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:06 PM   #5 
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2.5g is fine for a betta, the little cups at walmart....? is not.
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:32 PM   #6 
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mine are in 2 gallon and are fine, seem happy enough
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:43 PM   #7 
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3 of mine are in gallon containers , one is in a heated 4 gallon and one is in a 1 1/2 gallon critter keeper. I'm goiing to try to upgrade them as I go along, if I can. I realize too, that the more room the better. I definitely wouldn't go lower than a gallon.
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:55 PM   #8 
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Kinda how i see it (as long as a gallon+) is that a person can be happy and totally content in an apartment (as long as its clean and gets fed) with one or two people.
In a house (again clean and fed) The person is still happy, but now is content with more people
and in a mansion- well then you can have much more people without feeling unhappy

So 1-3G is kinda like a apartment for a fish. They can still be just as happy
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:59 PM   #9 
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Emmnemms, I agree with you. As long as it is kept clean and the fish are taken care of properly, I think they can be fine. I was criticized on another forum for not keeping my bettas in large, heated, filtered aquariums. Well, I got ONE in larger quarters. lol When you live in someone else's house, there is a limit on what you can do.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:03 PM   #10 
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I seriously don't think that a betta is going to be unhappy its entire life because it doesn't have a 100 gallon tank to swim around it all it wants.. granted it needs food, fresh water, and hiding places, but my mom keeps reminding me that they have lived how long in those tiny little cups? and now they are ecstatic just to be out of them. they don't covet something they don't know exists
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