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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-20-2016, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down Disappointed in Wet Pets by Steve in Norman

Noticed this post on their Facebook page showing a glass desk nano for a betta.

No heater, and when someone commented that the daily water changes would be a pain, Wet Pets replied that half water change once a week was enough! It probably holds a gallon or less.

I would hope that a local fish store might give more accurate information on proper betta care, but it looks like Wet Pets is either uneducated about bettas or just cares about making the sale.


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now hes defending it by posting an articular that kinda supports what he is doing
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There is a huge difference between "surviving" and "thriving"

Humans can survive in a 6x6 cell, but most of us live in a 2,000 sqft house with a large backyard and still go to the gym.


No fish "thrives" in a gallon of water.
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Aren't we all just living in a giant fish bowl?
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I bought my male betta from a tank about the cubic size of your index finger's length...half filled with tea brown water...
They were very proud of the fact that they never change the water.

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now hes defending it by posting an articular that kinda supports what he is doing
Two things - the article allows that a smaller sized tank can be "good enough" as long as it is diligently maintained, which is not the case for once a week water change in a tiny container where there is no filter or live plants. (The bamboo doesn't count.) Also, size is the only thing it discusses - it doesn't mention the other aspects of proper betta care, such as water temperature.

As Hooked on fish says, there is a difference between thriving and surviving. Wet Pets countered with a statement that
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They live very well in a small tank because they are not swimmers, they generally stay pretty still in the tank. They do well at room temperature[...]"
My bettas would have sat pretty still too in a cold and barren bowl.

It seems it's a matter of them not fully educating themselves. I understand that bettas are just a small part of their larger operation, but I had hoped for better from a LFS.


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