I was on yahoo answers the other day. (usually I come on here to ask my betta q's but I just wanted a quick answer... huuuuuge mistake) I innocently asked a question. I wanted to know if I could get a snail for my 2.5. I already knewthe answer would most likely be no but I asked anyways because maybe someone knows of a micro breed of snail? lol. Anyways as I guessed, all snails are too big and I'll just have to stick to my algae scrubber and moss ball to help me with algae outbreak. I also got this answer:
"Shrimp, and no bettas cannot live in that small of a tank. Just because your brother got the one betta in a million that managed to not die despite all the ******* abuse it went through does not mean its right. If you want to be another moron who comes here just to say "derp my brothers betta lived whoe 2 yrs in .42423532523532532 gal bowl, herp" then kindly just stfu and gtfo, because you don't come her for an answer, you come here to be a smart alec. I am just sick and tired of imbeciles coming here day after day just to say. Get a pet rock b/c thats something you won't kill."
It made me feel so bad! That last line really got to me... It made me feel like some kind of monster that kills all her pets. I really thought a 2.5 was okay for a betta! Most people here say it is and you guys are all experts. I don't know if I will ever use yahoo answers to ask a question again. Also, my brother's betta didn't live 2 yrs, he lived 4! He changed the water every day and it was 1 gallon not .41241 or whatever. Arthur (the betta) had a bubble nest all the time too. Ughhh, do you think this guy is right?