Originally Posted by southafrica1001
i love seeing betta's in a large tank, only problem is my betta thinks he rules all 29 gallons of my tank lol i dont think that people who are keeping betta's in a smaller tank are keeping their betta's wrong, i just prefer seeing them in a large open space
It's not an issue of "right or wrong",
it's more an issue of people who properly research,
people who don't
and people who ignorantly listen to the ones who don't
yet claim to be an "authority" on the issue...
I went into a store, I'm not going to name it, who's fish section had a sign
up from the web that claimed bettas "love" small spaces and still waters.
I actually kept many bettas in my lifetime and every single one of them
enjoyed playing in bubbles and streaming waters.
They out-lived ALL of the ones I kept in still waters
and had a healthier life while alive.
live in small spaces and still waters.
is that their bodies have adapted to those conditions
and they have the ability
to struggle in them
when they need
but they do not "prefer" those poor conditions.
It's a sad, ignorant misconception to believe so.
I pity the poor fish who's thoughtless pet-owners believe the easiest
and most convenient pet-care offered before them.