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post #28 of (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by idleivey View Post
Source: Pseudosphromenus cupanus inhabits lowland streams, freshwater ponds and even ditches. It is a hardy species and is a very excitable bubblenester and jumps more often than other bubblenest building fishes (Chhapgar and Manakadan 2000).

So my bowl is a ditch in this example. It's still a natural condition in which the animal lives, as you said. To say that the fish would be "happier" in a larger environment is projecting human emotions on the fish of which it does not posses. If the fish is health and active it's "happy".
1) How many 4 gallon ditches have you seen? Thats barely a pothole, let alone a pond or a river. A body of water that small is likely to dry up before the next rainy season.

2) Paradise fish are incredible survivors but just because yours is alive and still moving it doesn't mean that it is healthy. I understand that you want to think your pet is happy as you obviously care about him but you aren't doing him any favours.

3) The species we own is Macropodus opercularis.
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