Originally Posted by BettaSquirt
:/ i also feel bad for betta fish in such small tanks.
Okay i have a story
I bought my friend a betta for her birthday (thinking she already had a tank) and the next day after i gave it to her, she got a tank for him. i
specifically told her to put it in about a 2.5 gallon. I kept telling her "put him in a 2.5!" and guess what? When she called me, she told me she got a .5! im like what???! And shes like " well you know they come from little puddles in africa"
im like "africa?? Thailand!" and shes like "whatever"
and she acted like she knew everything about it, but im like ellooo?? he still needs some room to swim around in!!
cause she put like a plant and 2 signs in the tiny tank, and he had like noooo space what so ever. So i told her that she should take out one sign, then she started to get mad, so i just gave up.
Later she moved one of the sign and pushed it more to the back. It was a little better, but still.
It made me so mad, after i specifically told her to get a 2.5.
I hate to sound mean or offensive or anything, but it is kind of rude to get your friend a pet as a gift and then expect them to get the supplies for it. Even a 2.5 gallon tank isn't SUPER cheap, especially if she plans on getting decorations and a heater and all that.
It's a nice gesture if she's been looking to getting a Betta, but maybe next time you should offer to provide a tank as a gift and let the friend chose if they want the responsibility of taking care of a fish.