Hello everyone! I'm new to the fishkeeping hobby and have plenty more to learn, but it shocks me how wrong "popular" methods of fishkeeping are. For example, the idea that bettas can be kept in small bowls and vases. It just seems like out of all the pets available, fish have the most misconceptions and misinformation associated with them. The large chain stores seem to be behind the times when it comes to proper care of fish. I know that there are complex cycles involved within the aquarium that make it more challenging then owning other types of pets, yet the cycling doesn't seem too complicated. Anyway I guess my question is how did all this misinformation come about in the hobby, and how is it so easily perpetuated within fishkeeping? Sorry for having a mini rant, I'm just interested in your opinions! Thanks in advance!