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Old 02-20-2014, 07:13 PM   #211 
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This one is sad because it's true. My daughter adopted our betta from a neighbor who was moving away. This was his home, and I didn't know any better. until he almost died in December.

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Old 02-20-2014, 07:23 PM   #212 
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I'm not certain if this 'tank has been featured but I've seen them in stores. I often wonder how many bettas spend short, dismal lives in these things. Using an aquarium volume calculator, this 'tank' holds around 0.3 gallons.

http://www.aquaone.net.nz/cart_produ...LASS+TANK+10CM
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:44 PM   #213 
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That is just disgusting >.<
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:35 AM   #214 
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I'm going to confess that the OP's example is the very first tank I ever had, and the betta lived for about a year. Sadly, I didn't learn about the cruelty of those "tanks" to save the poor betta.

Not sure if this was already mentioned, but THIS is the most disgusting thing I've ever seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0rK_8lgAEg

Way too small, no place to put a heater, it has to be a nightmare to change the water or do any maintenance whatsoever, and the worst part is that it's an "all in one enclosure". I can't imagine keeping a reptile or hamster in that tiny thing. Really, in some of those shots they had clownfish, goldfish, a leopard gecko? A &*^%ing BOA? What is WRONG with these people?! The only acceptable thing I can think of to use that for is either keeping herbs, insects, MAYBE shrimp or crayfish? I have no experience in keeping those guys but I heard they're fine in tinier enclosures like that, I could be dead wrong though so please call me out if that's the case.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:45 AM   #215 
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:23 AM   #216 
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http://www.buyteddytank.com/?reg=TLB-BING-TWT-TM

I saw a commercial for this thing this morning when my son was watching cartoons. Horrified me!
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:47 PM   #217 
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http://www.buyteddytank.com/?reg=TLB-BING-TWT-TM

I saw a commercial for this thing this morning when my son was watching cartoons. Horrified me!
I still don't get how youd get the fish in those :(
I also feel horrible for the two goldfish in that tiny thing, hopefully they didn't stay there
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:54 PM   #218 
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How about this one!?

http://www.mosbybuildingarts.com/blo...mosby-fish.jpg

I think it is cool but it isn't even a gallon. Most coffee maker cups hold about 10-12 cups that is .62-.75 of a gallon.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:47 AM   #219 
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Not sure if this was already mentioned, but THIS is the most disgusting thing I've ever seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0rK_8lgAEg

Way too small, no place to put a heater, it has to be a nightmare to change the water or do any maintenance whatsoever, and the worst part is that it's an "all in one enclosure". I can't imagine keeping a reptile or hamster in that tiny thing. Really, in some of those shots they had clownfish, goldfish, a leopard gecko? A &*^%ing BOA? What is WRONG with these people?! The only acceptable thing I can think of to use that for is either keeping herbs, insects, MAYBE shrimp or crayfish? I have no experience in keeping those guys but I heard they're fine in tinier enclosures like that, I could be dead wrong though so please call me out if that's the case.
can you believe they think that small of a BOWL is ok for SALTWATER!?!?! from what i've read when researching about saltwater aquariums...you need a MINIMAL 10gal. that doesn't look anywhere near 10gal.

Another thing(was posted a long time ago on this thread) was a link to a blog. i could NOT believe what i read with what they think they know about bettas.

"Seriously though, there's no better urban pet than a Betta. Talk about no effort... All you need is a container, some food, and some water treatment chemical. Total package, less than $10. They are beautiful and active, and despite their delicate appearance, are very robust. Unlike many fish, they can tolerate a reasonably large range in temperature, don't require frequent water changes or regular feeding schedules, and in the wild, close relatives have been known to crawl across land or up trees "

Really? really? reasonably large range in temperature? just cuz they can tolerate it doesn't automatically mean it's good for long periods of time.

lazy uneducated idiots.

wow....just wow. all fish need a regular feeding schedule.

they got that from an about.com website talking about labyrinth fishes. just cuz bettas are a labyrinth fish doesn't automatically mean that other labyrinth fish are close relatives...it just means they've adapted to their environment.

stupid people need to stay away from animals

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Old 03-27-2014, 01:09 AM   #220 
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Some of these are gross negligence and some are a case of "don't cast stones of you live in a glass house" .

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