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Old 12-01-2011, 12:59 AM   #1 
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Don't make these common mistakes

Betta fish are lazy and donít do much.
You should feed your betta as much as he can eat in 3 minutes.
Live and frozen fish foods are too rich for daily feeding.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:03 AM   #2 
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Betta fish are lazy and donít do much.
You should feed your betta as much as he can eat in 3 minutes.
Live and frozen fish foods are too rich for daily feeding.
Lazy...? not necessarily.
& you're wrong about letting em' eat as much as they can in 3 minutes.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:06 AM   #3 
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Lazy...? not necessarily.
& you're wrong about letting em' eat as much as they can in 3 minutes.
I think they are just pointing out common mistakes and they know that is wrong (despite being printed in just about every fish food container on the planet.

I can add to the list.

Bettas don't require any additional heat.
They make good first pets for children.
Males and females can be kept together.

Obviously the above are wrong, but are very common mistakes.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:14 AM   #4 
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*adds more mistakes to the mistake list

-bettas can live with goldfish
-bettas live in puddles so they can live in the cups they are bought in
-bettas only eat once a week or eat roots from plants so you don't have to feed them
-bettas are good party favors
-putting a boy and girl in the same tank will make them bread
-making a betta flare will tear their fins
-bettas in large tanks will tail bite

there's more but that's all i can think of right now
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:31 AM   #5 
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-bettas like dirty water, so you only need to clean the tank once a month
-an empty goldfish bowl is all they need to be happy
-they don't jump
-freeze dried is all you have to feed them
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:10 AM   #6 
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-freeze dried bloodworms is an every day food
-Betta are clean fish and only need monthly water changes
-You can keep males together as long as there is atleast 3 females

These are three things the last at Petsmart told me the other day
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:56 PM   #7 
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*adds more mistakes to the mistake list

-bettas can live with goldfish
-bettas live in puddles so they can live in the cups they are bought in
-bettas only eat once a week or eat roots from plants so you don't have to feed them
-bettas are good party favors
-putting a boy and girl in the same tank will make them bread
-making a betta flare will tear their fins
-bettas in large tanks will tail bite

there's more but that's all i can think of right now
If someone gave me a betta for free at the end of a party with free cake, I would love that person forever.

Any how, more myths/misinformation.
-2 females make a sorority
-Betta kits are great for bettas
-the labrynth organ is secondary and gills primary for breathing
-Fish can't drown
-Bettas always fear large tanks
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:29 PM   #8 
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OOOOoooo here's one! my ex rivaled me on.

"betta fish are from Thailand... Which is pretty close to China. So, since koi come from China, Betta fish have the same needs/ temperature."
my rebuttal: "you're kidding, right? Thailand is by the sea AND CLOSER TO THE EQUATOR!!! >/"
lol.

OH!!!

"tropical means salt water."
if that were true tropical punch would be disgusting..
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:54 PM   #9 
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"tropical means salt water."
if that were true tropical punch would be disgusting..
LOL !! i love the way you put it !!
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:48 PM   #10 
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the one i heard today,
"Veil tails are the females, right? They are the ugliest." ~Petco employee.
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