I was looking online for tank dividers for my 20 gallon when i saw this! It is supposed to house THREE bettas in this small little tank! Even if it is divided there is no room for a good heater or filter AND no room for any decor! I just cant stand it when i see something like this up for sale.
here it is: http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS...obettaaquarium
The best way to combat it is to help educate people about the needs of their pet bettas. Often when a person first purchases a betta they don't know any better. They are told, or see, that these things are made for bettas so they assume that the containers are ok.
My daughter-in-law fell in that trap when she purchased her first fish - a betta - from Wal-Mart. She got a little bowl the sales person told her was "perfect". The poor little guy did nothing buy lay on the bottom looking dead. "Grandma" (me) came to his rescue & gave her a 4 gal. tank, heater & filter and explained how he needed to be treated like any other tropical fish with good equipment & tank cleanings. Believe me, he was like a whole different fish in that tank and had a long (over a year & I consider that a long life for a Wal-Mart betta) and happy life.
If we could educate people to the actual needs of bettas, people would not purchase those tiny death traps & companies would stop making them.
I should clarify - my daughter-in-law had the betta for over a year so I have no idea what his actual age was. She had such a positive experience with the betta, though, she is now the proud owner of a 38 gal. community tank that has been up & running for about a year now. :)
Yeah, those are horrible. My hubby's friends got a betta and put it in a tiny bowl that was way less than a gallon and it was filled to the top without a lid. They found it on the floor and wondered how it jumped out.
I know i hate those stupid little bowls that hold what? 1/4 gallon of water and they call them PERFECT for your betta! I was looking at the betttas at my LFS and the guy actually pointed out the super small bowls that were the same size or smaller than the cups and said that they were ok for a betta!Honestly what makes the betta any different from other fish you can keep as a pet! Just because they can live by themselves does NOT mean whatsoever that the fish is ok in a tank less than a gallon period. And i was looking at youtube last night and i saw a new trend... HANGING FISH TANKS! Basically its a picture frame with a fish tank inside and the tank itself is only about 4 1/2 inches thick. Fish are not novelty items people! They are living creatures like cats,dogs,horses you name it! Treat them as such! Man that was a lot of typing.
This is the review that im thinknning about posting and it gets 1 out of 5 stars which is the lowest you can give.
To be honest i have not purchased this tank but i have a good reason for it. This tank is not large enough to properly house a betta. Although this is a nice display and can be used as a temporary quarantine if necessary this tank is not ok to use as a permanent home.A betta needs at least 1 gallon of water to stay healthy and live longer than a week or two as well as a heater. In short bettas ,though beautiful, are not merely a a decoration they are a living creature and a great pet.
I am so embarrest. . . My first betta, Betty, lived in that. He looked so happy! he was fed the proper diet and cleaned his tank every week! he live for 5 years never got sick once . but now I know. Akrin is in a 1G and is going to be put is a 3G vase with a live plant, heater, and filter.