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Old 04-27-2010, 09:35 PM   #1 
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Angry No wonder people are misinformed on water changes!

Has anyone else seen this video on youtube? OMG! Seriously?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzS1M...eature=related
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:43 PM   #2 
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Wow. I don't know everything about bettas but I know enough to tell me that's a bunch of BS.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:49 PM   #3 
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yea i have seen that and im totally outraged he does not even know the first step into caring for a betta...that small bowl is not the way to keep a betta a ten gallon tank is the best way to keep one and make it heavily planted..feed them at least twice a day..sorry if i stuck my nose into something i wasn't supposed to but i had to get my point across!! thank you:)
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:01 PM   #4 
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It seems like that store is looking to keep business up by making sure there are lots of poorly-kept bettas out there, and pretending they only require about half the care that they really do require. That "recommended" bowl was MAYBE about a liter. I wouldn't use a liter, and I'm the NANO-GUY around here!
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:47 PM   #5 
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HONESTLY the girl @ my pet store gave me the same adivce, so i had my betta in a half gallon tank with no heater, feeding him once a day ( the equiv to one pellet)
(1 100% water change a week)

After about 6mnths, my betta was pale grey, lathargic, fin rott, very tiny...and just very sickly. After joining this forum i decided to move him into a 5gal with heater, doing 100% water changes every week and 15% daily. And feeding him twice a day

After about 1 mnth he is starting to get his colour back, fins are re-growing and i havnt seen him so active since i first moved him out of his cup when i bought him!

DEFINATELY happier and removed from the jaws of death! LOL For sure under the old conditions freddy wouldnt have made it much longer!

THANKS to all you guys/girls on the forum who help people like me give better homes to their bettas! :) :)
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:54 PM   #6 
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Ugh. This guy.

Anyways, before youtube changed it's layout (why??), I think I remember he had between 1-3 stars. At least a good part of fish-owners know what they're doing. But it's Youtube - access to all the brightminded and boneheaded people on earth. I don't bother with the comments, they just bother me...!!
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:00 PM   #7 
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If it helps, everyone knows expertvillage knows next to nothing about anything they talk about. I've only seen one guy who knows anything about what he talks about, and he's still pretty wrong. Still, its videos like this that keep the betta trade up and running. With info like this, people must go through one fish a week.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:36 PM   #8 
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It seems like that store is looking to keep business up by making sure there are lots of poorly-kept bettas out there, and pretending they only require about half the care that they really do require. That "recommended" bowl was MAYBE about a liter. I wouldn't use a liter, and I'm the NANO-GUY around here!
Who are you fooling. Excellent water conditions and it's fine.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:56 AM   #9 
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Who are you fooling. Excellent water conditions and it's fine.
lol...oh, right...I forgot. They don't need heat. Room temperature is fine! I should've paid closer attention to the video!
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:56 AM   #10 
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lol...oh, right...I forgot. They don't need heat. Room temperature is fine! I should've paid closer attention to the video!
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