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post #1 of 4 Old 07-03-2011, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Fish in plastic pint containers

Went to LFS and they have all these fish in small plastic containers. These fish cannot survive in there can they? Looks pretty cruel to me.
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-03-2011, 10:50 AM
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Betta (Siamese Fighting Fish) are frequently kept in bowls or cups in stores, but they must never be kept like this once acquired. They can "exist" but that hardly amounts to "living."

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-03-2011, 10:50 AM
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They were probably bettas. While I would agree that it is cruel, it is also pretty common practice in the aquarium trade.
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-03-2011, 11:33 AM
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Also known as the death cups. :( :(

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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