Originally Posted by Sakura8
It's not fair that the bettas' natural habitat gets used against them. I mean, just because you can ride a bike doesn't mean you shouldn't be allowed to get a car. Same thing with a betta. Just because you can live in a tiny cup doesn't mean you shouldn't get a tank to yourself.
Heh- I use kind of the same speech in our store. When people ask if they can live in little cups and bowls, I tell them, "well, you could live in your bathroom, but you wouldn't be very happy."
I was also allowed to set up a little one-gallon tank by the bettas to show an easy way to care for them. (I put a little guy in there who'd been at the store 6 weeks in that tiny cup...) It's a great teaching tool to show people how easy it is to give a betta a more comfortable life, and I get to answer a lot of questions.
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