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I’ve been meaning to let go of this set for a while, and I think now is a good occasion! This was very lightly used, so almost brand new!
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lmfao im so bad at reblogging, TWO DAYS LEFT!!!!
As I was saving one of my school projects— that I had to submit today for banner printing— Photoshop decided to crash my computer.
Now the file that I put 20+ hours into is corrupt.
Time to stay up for 3 days straight to get shit done.
So I saw this today on Pinterest and then found the Etsy link and I have to make a small PSA.
Please do not ever ever ever keep your betta (or any fish for that matter) in a permanent tank this small. EVER.
The seller claims that betta don’t need aeration, filtration, or a lot of water to live a long and healthy life of two years, so a wine bottle is the perfect fashionable tank for them. This is a lie.
Small tanks mean low water temp, which makes betta, a tropical fish, sick. Any good betta tank will have a heater that can be regulated to 80 degrees.
The smallest tank any betta should live in is one gallon, which is nearly three times as much as a wine bottle (or those stupid “betta vases”) will hold. Betta will thrive much better in a three gallon or larger tank.
There is nowhere in this jar for the betta to hide when he’s scared or nap when he’s tired. They do enjoy playing with their humans, but they need some aquarium decor to interact with when you’re not around.
The seller suggests cleaning the tank once a week and that filtration isn’t needed, but bettas eat and poop just like any other fish and create waste that is harmful to them. The small amount of water in this jar should be changed daily, not weekly, to avoid ammonia buildup and remove uneaten food crud. Of course, a daily water change could be avoided with a good sized tank and a nice, slow-current filter.
This person has already sold a number of these upcycled tanks to people who don’t know any better about betta care, and it makes me so sad that their beautiful fish are living unhappy lives.
Reblogging for learning something new and incredibly needed today.
why are people buying pets to be put in something for fucking decoration anyways?? asshats.
seriously fuck people
Ok, seriously. This makes me really sad. When I was doing research before I got my beta Mufasa, I learned that, even though 90% of the ‘beta tanks’ in stores are like… 3 inches big, that those conditions are awful for them. (and a PSA about those tanks that put 2 of them next to each other or have mirrors- not good.) They need at LEAST 1 gallon, where they’re not constantly bumping into objects. These betas are going to be so stressed out. Please don’t support this, even Walmart gives their betas a bigger width space then this, and we all know how bad Walmart treats their betas.