Originally Posted by MattsBettas
If you want to use my letter, you will need to change some facts, like the suffocation part (if you are emailing about the bowl).
Will do, thanks again! I just helped a friend set up a 5g tank for her betta. She had him in a little "betta" bowl that she bought at the pet shop because the sells guy told her it would be good enough. It wasn't even a 1/2g bowl. She was amazed at the change in him once he had more space and some heat.
I really wish pet shops would have fact sheets to give to new owners or have some sort of guide lines printed on the sales racks. Most people who have never had a betta don't know how to care for them and they believe all this "mud puddle" crap they hear.
Of course as long as there are Betta bowls on the market people will continue to think it's ok to keep a fish in small dishes like that.