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Old 07-10-2010, 03:53 AM   #1 
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My cruelty.

I found some pictures from about a year and a half ago, when I knew next to nothing about betta care. I'd just taken Roscoe home. I feel so bad! He looks really nice in these pictures, though, and I was doing 100% water changes 3x/week, but that's still horrid. My poor boy!!

Thankfully now the little bugger's in a nice 7 gallon, after I had some sense knocked into me (:

Let's do a comparison:
Before:





My poor guy ended up being a tail-biter. I feel so horrible for making him live like this D:


NOW:



The most recent picture I have of the tank:


I made him live like this for four months, and I'm surprised he lived this long. Even back then I was working at PetSmart and actually, truly believed that's how a betta was supposed to live. I feel like such an awful person, because I was what everyone hates. I was a dumb pet store associate who knew nothing about what they were selling.

I was such a bad betta mommy ):
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:20 AM   #2 
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Eh, awesome looking fish!

You live and learn. Hopefully you are taking care of the Betta's at your store now, eh? ;)
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:59 AM   #3 
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Pretty boy! How is your other guy that had no tail doing?
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:50 AM   #4 
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awesome tank!!!! love the live plants! great job!
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:48 PM   #5 
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Great job for getting him out of the little tank.=D
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:56 PM   #6 
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Toothless is doing well :) I'll have to grab a picture of him soon, his tail's growing back ever so slightly.

Yeah, I try to teach people but they just won't listen. At PetSmart we have policies and procedures we have to follow, and I think we have to say that the bettas can go in bowls. I don't tell people that, obviously.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:25 PM   #7 
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I have 16 bettas all in bowls (a lot of them rescues I've mended up in said cruel bowls) and I don't view it as cruelty. Doesn't seem like they mind it either considering how healthy they are since I took them in.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:35 AM   #8 
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I guess it's more opinion and specific cases than anything. Sure, some bettas get extremely stressed in larger tanks and must be kept in bowls. My boy clearly wasn't happy, and I didn't have the knowledge to be able to fix it. I was being cruel to him by not giving him the space he craved (tail biting). In general, bowls aren't a suitable home unless you know what you're doing. You do, I didn't, that's why I feel so bad.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:17 PM   #9 
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MG.. are the plants in your tank live? and if so what is that gorgeous thing in the background on Roscoe's side of the tank? I've been looking for something like that for my 10 gallon.
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Ooh...what color is he? O.O
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