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Post by skullobsessed on Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:25 am

What a nice feeling it is when your boys show their appreciation with bubbles drunken

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Post by Better than Betta on Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:32 am

Wish mine would blow that many bubbles
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Post by skullobsessed on Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:10 am

Yours do a pretty good job thumbup
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Post by liz2 on Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:29 am

Ha Ha, they obviously feel safe, happy and loved.... thumbup
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Post by 2tall on Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:07 am

Well your guys are in competition too!
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Post by Kamaljot on Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:07 pm

You prove that there is nothing wrong with keeping bettas in bowls if kept correctly. I may try..

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Post by skullobsessed on Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:35 am

Ha Ha, they obviously feel safe, happy and loved....
You prove that there is nothing wrong with keeping bettas in bowls if kept correctly

Thank you guys.
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Post by Time-Out on Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:21 am

Kamaljot wrote:You prove that there is nothing wrong with keeping bettas in bowls if kept correctly. I may try..

I disgree quite vehemently. You can keep a dog in a cage. It will still breed and wag its tail to greet you, but that doesn't mean that's the best way to keep a dog! Sorry for the analogy, but sometimes they're needed!

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Post by skullobsessed on Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:06 am

I disgree quite vehemently. You can keep a dog in a cage. It will still breed and wag its tail to greet you, but that doesn't mean that's the best way to keep a dog! Sorry for the analogy, but sometimes they're needed!
Wow, Ouch. I'm glad its the fish i have to please and not you.
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Post by Better than Betta on Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:54 am

Why have fish at all. They should be in a river or lake not in a container of any shape or size. Why have a budgie in a cage they should be free flying in that big blue sky. Just like the budgie most people feed, love and pamper them and just like your fish they are loved, fed and pampered. My bruiser is over 18 months old and he lives in a bowl and my Q-T she was bred in a bowl. We evil bowl keepers take very good care of our fish, better to live with us than at the pet shop.
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Post by Time-Out on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:09 am

If all it takes is love and care, then cups and vases are fine.

Someone who caters to the NEEDS of their budgie may let it fly about the house during the day and be a bird, rather than have it sat on a perch all day like a pretty object.

Fish would rather swim than not. Swimming is essential to their survival. On an even more basic level too, excercise promotes health.

Anyway, I was only giving my opinion. I didn't think I was saying any different to how most people who truely care think. You'll find more articles against bowl-kept fish than for. Possibly even some might be on this forum.

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Post by skullobsessed on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:12 am

I didn't think I was saying any different to how most people who truely care think.
Right. So i don't truely care about my fish? I have 32 fighting fish... and i dont care about them????.... Seems like a waste of money doesnt it? I think we have different ideas of the definition of "care".
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Post by Time-Out on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:28 am

I'm not looking for an argument. I just don't think that's the best way to care for them. I would be very sorry to hear of other people taking up bad habits. It would mean that this forum had failed in its task to inform and help betta keepers.

Numbers don't mean anything. Petco have lots.

I'm sorry if my opinion offended you. I shall keep it to myself.

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Post by skullobsessed on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:38 am

I'm not looking for an argument. I just don't think that's the best way to care for them.
And each to their own. But i think i have proved to myself that i know whats best for my fish. And i give them the best that i can with the money that i have. I'm sorry if that's not upto your standards but all i need is to see how happy they are and i know that i'm not the animal cruelty Nazi you make me out to be.

I would be very sorry to hear of other people taking up bad habits. It would mean that this forum had failed in its task to inform and help betta keepers.
I think that it is a good thing for the forum to show that you can have happy healthy fish in bowls. You may not think so, but my experience has proved it. Just because it is not something that you do yourself, does not mean that it doesn't work.

Numbers don't mean anything. Petco have lots.
I find that very offensive. If they were so hard done by they would not have lasted this long.
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Post by liz2 on Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:40 am

I think that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The trouble is on a forum the things that people write down can come across as offensive and sometimes downright nasty, but that is not the intention of the person who is posting. I think we need to call a truce now...xxx
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Post by Kamaljot on Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:55 am

No one can force their opinions on some one, If some one keeps their betta in bowls and the BETTA is HAPPY, their is no need to change their ways, betta's may live longer and be happier in bowls then tanks! We dont speak fish, Live and let live...

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Post by Better than Betta on Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:28 pm

Yes I agree with all of you...but I think also genetics is cruel too. Look what we have turned the little betta into. We manipulated his colours to be more vibrant than ever which isn't a bad thing but we altered his appearance so he has oversize fins and split tails. This must be very cumbersome for him. Personally they never look very graceful trying to swim with all that and they seem to be struggling , they don't swim with the grace and ease like other fish. The girls look more graceful though and I feel they have been designed to adapt to smaller spaces. Thank mankind they do it to all animals.
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