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Thread: Betta Bowl

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    Blimey! Poor J_vincent was only saying how well the fish is doing! Looks alright to me and 10 months and no problems, i would say things are going good. by all means give advice but don't strike people down when they are just showing some enthusiasm towards the hobby.

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    So if I took 20G of week old tank water out of my 42G, then took 20G out my 48G then placed the water from the 42 into the 48 and vice versa does that count as a proper water change???? Recycling dirty water isn't a water change at all. Infortunately your logic is pretty off there. I always said betta owners do some daft things

    Try doing a 25% water change everyday (clean dechlorinated tap water) seeing as you aren't running a filter
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty811
    i would say things are going good. by all means give advice but don't strike people down when they are just showing some enthusiasm towards the hobby.
    Then you obviously need to do the same research wrt bettas care requirements that the OP requires in order to relieve you of the misapprehension in the first line above.

    Would you say a pet owner keeping a kitten in a shoebox in a drawer it's entire life would be 'doing good'? Obviously this is perfectly fine since the owners are showing such enthusiasm towards the hobby right?

    'Enthusiasm' is not the same thing as 'informed animal care practices' or even 'competent care'.

    When the animal is paying a price [Inadequate living conditions] for our 'enthusiasm', We need to UP our game... Or get out of it altogether.
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    The truth will be told here whether or not it is what someone wants to hear.

    The fact is that bettas, like any other fish, should have some sort of filtration. In the absence of this, daily water changes are required. Not top offs.

    Replacing the water with water from another tank hardly counts as a water change and I fail to see the logic in this.
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    Yea im having a hard time figuring this out. It actually seems like more work to me to transfer water from one tank to another instead of just getting fresh water... It almost seems like a trolling comment to me to be perfectly honest, something that would get a rise out of us...
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    Quote Originally Posted by j_vincent
    Well it's been almost a year and he has had not one problem. I repeat: NO PROBLEMS!
    What are the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH levels of your betta's bowl, and what have they been for the last year? If you don't know that, then you have absolutely no way of knowing that there have been no problems.


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    It almost seems like a trolling comment to me to be perfectly honest, something that would get a rise out of us...
    Agreed, so I digress!
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    Good god guys... the guy does water changes once a week, at least that's something! I agree, the old tank water thing is a terrible idea, but come on the fish live in essential mud puddles in their natural habitat. I think the bowl looks awesome, even though it's not the perfect environment. I respect your love for the hobby and the fish but sometimes things are taken way too seriously around here. Other betta keepers do nothing but top it off every 6 months with bowls like this! The betta looks happy, and his tank looks clean. That's my impression and opinion of this tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northerly
    I think the bowl looks awesome, even though it's not the perfect environment.
    Obviously some of us have our priorities in the opposite order of yours.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
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    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    I'd say that life is something that should be taken VERY seriously. No matter how small...

    That of course was in response to this: "I respect your love for the hobby and the fish but sometimes things are taken way too seriously around here."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northerly
    . . . but come on the fish live in essential mud puddles in their natural habitat.
    Do they? Allow me to offer you the opportunity to espouse an informed opinion about the native habitats of Betta Splendens.

    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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