Betta Tanks

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Cricket lynn mclean, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. Cricket lynn mclean

    Cricket lynn mcleanWell Known MemberMember

    What if . . .
    You had an illness that forced you to buy dying bettas when you say them in the store. But since you were running out of space and money you could no longer afford to save them. Do you think these tanks would be better than leaving them at the store to die or find a better home?

    This is what it says about them.

    Marina Betta EZ Care Aquarium KitThe Marina Betta EZ Care Aquarium provides a no mess, no stress maintenance solution. Now there's no need to get your hands wet; disturb your Betta or disrupt your aquarium decor in order to perform routine water changes. Simply add clean water and the EZ care self-cleaning feature does the rest. By adding clean water, debris gets flushed to the bottom of the tank and then out to the reservoir located on the back. When the reservoir is filled; just remove, empty and replace -- no mess, no stress. The aquarium's small size takes up very little space and its chic design allows it to blend in nicely with a variety of household or office settings such as counters, desks, bookshelves or coffee tables. Key Features: 2.5L (0.7 US gal) clear plastic cube aquarium with frame and EZ care feature Decorative double-sided background Decorative pebbles Water change cup

    I like that you can fresh the water daily. It sucks they aren't bigger. I've considered buying a dying fish. Nursing it to health. Then returning it.

    I really have a problem :( (6 tanks later)
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  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    No. That is tiny. Most people say the minimum for bettas is 2.5 gallons but some people (including me) say the minimum is 5 gallons. A betta could barely swim 0.7 gallons and it's not nice dimensions either being cube shaped.
    Leave them at the store or buy a 5 gallon+ tank (or food safe storage bin if you want to save money) and a heater. You could use a single airpump with splitters and sponge filters to filter a few tanks at once.

    If you cannot provide a half decent home for them (heated, filtered and enough room for them to live humanely) just leave them at the store. It's not fair on the fish.
    Sadly once you've returned it it will probably get ill again being kept in a little cup of dirty water :(
  3. Mojo!

    Mojo!Valued MemberMember

    And also that tank is a bit too small. Buy a 2.5 gallon. That's what I've got.
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  4. KaderTheAnt

    KaderTheAntWell Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't keep it in one of those. I personally believe that bettas need at least 5 gallons. That tank way too small for a betta. If you could find a 2.5 gallon tank that would be better than that thing. I've also heard negative reviews about the reservoir being delicate
  5. BHK3

    BHK3Well Known MemberMember

    My opinion is a firm no.

    When you buy sick and neglected fish the store will just replace that fish with another one, ad nauseam. The only way to stop this is for us to buy instead from reputable vendors.

    It's no different than buying from a pet store that gets their animals from backyard breeders. The breeders continuously pump out babies with a focus on quantity, not quality, and sometimes keep them in terrible conditions. I feel terrible for the animals, but buying them just puts money in the pockets of the breeders and propagates the cycle.

    Another thought... Would you take in a sick dog or cat at you don't have the means to provide for? Would you adopt a cat and then leave it shut in a small room because it wasn't allowed to roam for some reason? What if it gets sick and you can't afford medical treatment? Yes you would have "saved" the cat, but the cat certainly wouldn't be happy or living a fulfilling life.
  6. BettaPonic

    BettaPonicWell Known MemberMember

    My biggest problem is heating. You should look into the walstad method those tanks are lower care.
  7. OP
    Cricket lynn mclean

    Cricket lynn mcleanWell Known MemberMember

    Ok thank you all for helping me see the light! So sad for these poor creatures

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