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"But the pet store told me…"

shaolina:

jenkisreeeaaal:

kai-ni:

fishneedlove:

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"But I’ve been keeping fish in bowls for x years and"

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"it was only a dollar, it’s not like it matters if—"

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Bettas actually like those 1/2 gallon tanks…

uglygirlsclub:

don’t date anyone who isn’t proud of you

the-brave-blue-box:

kai-ni:

akuma-zed:

kai-ni:

akuma-zed:

Bought a friend since I don’t have any lol.

Hi! Your new friend is very cute, but he won’t do very well in that bowl :( Contrary to popular myth, betta cannot live in bowls! They don’t live in puddles in the wild, and keeping one in a bowl will lead to its suffering and premature death.
Betta need at least 2.5 gallons to thrive, preferably 5 gallons. Bigger setups are actually easier to maintain!
In a small bowls and containers like this ammonia builds up too fast and will slowly poison and eventually kill your fish. Fish create ammonia when they breathe and poo, and ammonia is toxic to them. Ammonia can’t be seen or smelled - so water can be crystal clear and still toxic to fish. In a container this small you’d have to be doing twice daily water changes to keep ammonia from harming your fish.
Betta are also tropical fish and require a heater! They need to be at water temperatures of 75-80 degrees - room temperature is too cold for them. Cold leaves them lethargic, sickly and open to other problems. But you can’t safely use a heater in a container this small, so again, I urge you to get him a bigger tank!
You won’t regret it - betta can be such personality filled, zippy little fish when given the room to be! Some studies even say they’re just as smart as other animals, and can feel pain the same way. So please don’t let your little guy suffer - get him a better home!
Betta care sheet
Why bowls and vases are bad betta homes
betta myths debunked

Geez lol. He’s fine. He loves his new home. Better than being at the fish shop in a small ass cup. He follows me around the bowl and he’s coo.

Did you read anything I said? He won’t be fine :c Being kept in a small bowl will literally kill him. If your response to being told you’re neglecting your pet is ‘nah he fine’ then you may want to rethink having a pet. 

Petsmart has a really good betta tank, it’s a topfin 3.5 gallon aquascene 180 view aquarium, it comes with a mini filter and led lights that have a lot of settings! My betta Hank loves it, best part is it was only $24! If you’re curious just why bowls are bad for bettas, I’d recommend looking at the links above!!

I forgot to add that even with the filter frequent water changes are needed! The ammonia that bettas produce when they breathe and produce waste can build up and give the poor thing chemical burns!

the-brave-blue-box:

kai-ni:

akuma-zed:

kai-ni:

akuma-zed:

Bought a friend since I don’t have any lol.

Hi! Your new friend is very cute, but he won’t do very well in that bowl :( Contrary to popular myth, betta cannot live in bowls! They don’t live in puddles in the wild, and keeping one in a bowl will lead to its suffering and premature death.

Betta need at least 2.5 gallons to thrive, preferably 5 gallons. Bigger setups are actually easier to maintain!

In a small bowls and containers like this ammonia builds up too fast and will slowly poison and eventually kill your fish. Fish create ammonia when they breathe and poo, and ammonia is toxic to them. Ammonia can’t be seen or smelled - so water can be crystal clear and still toxic to fish. In a container this small you’d have to be doing twice daily water changes to keep ammonia from harming your fish.

Betta are also tropical fish and require a heater! They need to be at water temperatures of 75-80 degrees - room temperature is too cold for them. Cold leaves them lethargic, sickly and open to other problems. But you can’t safely use a heater in a container this small, so again, I urge you to get him a bigger tank!

You won’t regret it - betta can be such personality filled, zippy little fish when given the room to be! Some studies even say they’re just as smart as other animals, and can feel pain the same way. So please don’t let your little guy suffer - get him a better home!

Betta care sheet

Why bowls and vases are bad betta homes

betta myths debunked

Geez lol. He’s fine. He loves his new home. Better than being at the fish shop in a small ass cup. He follows me around the bowl and he’s coo.

Did you read anything I said? He won’t be fine :c Being kept in a small bowl will literally kill him. If your response to being told you’re neglecting your pet is ‘nah he fine’ then you may want to rethink having a pet.

Petsmart has a really good betta tank, it’s a topfin 3.5 gallon aquascene 180 view aquarium, it comes with a mini filter and led lights that have a lot of settings! My betta Hank loves it, best part is it was only $24! If you’re curious just why bowls are bad for bettas, I’d recommend looking at the links above!!

I forgot to add that even with the filter frequent water changes are needed! The ammonia that bettas produce when they breathe and produce waste can build up and give the poor thing chemical burns!

betta-care-blog:

the-brave-blue-box:

😤 Hank decided to swim down into my in tank filter, he was in there 2&1/2 hours tops, now his beautiful yellow fins are all ripped, torn and have red streaks, I put in stress coat, anything else I should do for him?? I moved the filter up higher so he can’t get back in, had to dump it out to find him. kai-ni iantojonesthebetta betta-care-blog betta-adventures

that made me really cringe! First off, this is clearly not your fault nor the bettas, he was likely just curious. I would recommend you NOT use any items that say they help “regrow fins” and just let the process happen naturally, since those products like melafix can suffocate a betta. For now I would try to invest in a sponge filter! If you can get one set up then this problem will not happen again(though that will mean more cycling), for now, definitely put the filter higher up and try to remove anything sharp if you have any, do water changes a bit more often to keep ammonia at bay(even if you have 0 ammonia i would do a small one just in case) and over time he should regrow his fins.

Thanks so much I was panicking when I couldn’t find him, no bigger scare than an empty tank!!

kai-ni:

akuma-zed:

kai-ni:

akuma-zed:

Bought a friend since I don’t have any lol.

Hi! Your new friend is very cute, but he won’t do very well in that bowl :( Contrary to popular myth, betta cannot live in bowls! They don’t live in puddles in the wild, and keeping one in a bowl will lead to its suffering and premature death.
Betta need at least 2.5 gallons to thrive, preferably 5 gallons. Bigger setups are actually easier to maintain!
In a small bowls and containers like this ammonia builds up too fast and will slowly poison and eventually kill your fish. Fish create ammonia when they breathe and poo, and ammonia is toxic to them. Ammonia can’t be seen or smelled - so water can be crystal clear and still toxic to fish. In a container this small you’d have to be doing twice daily water changes to keep ammonia from harming your fish.
Betta are also tropical fish and require a heater! They need to be at water temperatures of 75-80 degrees - room temperature is too cold for them. Cold leaves them lethargic, sickly and open to other problems. But you can’t safely use a heater in a container this small, so again, I urge you to get him a bigger tank!
You won’t regret it - betta can be such personality filled, zippy little fish when given the room to be! Some studies even say they’re just as smart as other animals, and can feel pain the same way. So please don’t let your little guy suffer - get him a better home!
Betta care sheet
Why bowls and vases are bad betta homes
betta myths debunked

Geez lol. He’s fine. He loves his new home. Better than being at the fish shop in a small ass cup. He follows me around the bowl and he’s coo.

Did you read anything I said? He won’t be fine :c Being kept in a small bowl will literally kill him. If your response to being told you’re neglecting your pet is ‘nah he fine’ then you may want to rethink having a pet. 

Petsmart has a really good betta tank, it’s a topfin 3.5 gallon aquascene 180 view aquarium, it comes with a mini filter and led lights that have a lot of settings! My betta Hank loves it, best part is it was only $24! If you’re curious just why bowls are bad for bettas, I’d recommend looking at the links above!!

kai-ni:

akuma-zed:

kai-ni:

akuma-zed:

Bought a friend since I don’t have any lol.

Hi! Your new friend is very cute, but he won’t do very well in that bowl :( Contrary to popular myth, betta cannot live in bowls! They don’t live in puddles in the wild, and keeping one in a bowl will lead to its suffering and premature death.

Betta need at least 2.5 gallons to thrive, preferably 5 gallons. Bigger setups are actually easier to maintain!

In a small bowls and containers like this ammonia builds up too fast and will slowly poison and eventually kill your fish. Fish create ammonia when they breathe and poo, and ammonia is toxic to them. Ammonia can’t be seen or smelled - so water can be crystal clear and still toxic to fish. In a container this small you’d have to be doing twice daily water changes to keep ammonia from harming your fish.

Betta are also tropical fish and require a heater! They need to be at water temperatures of 75-80 degrees - room temperature is too cold for them. Cold leaves them lethargic, sickly and open to other problems. But you can’t safely use a heater in a container this small, so again, I urge you to get him a bigger tank!

You won’t regret it - betta can be such personality filled, zippy little fish when given the room to be! Some studies even say they’re just as smart as other animals, and can feel pain the same way. So please don’t let your little guy suffer - get him a better home!

Betta care sheet

Why bowls and vases are bad betta homes

betta myths debunked

Geez lol. He’s fine. He loves his new home. Better than being at the fish shop in a small ass cup. He follows me around the bowl and he’s coo.

Did you read anything I said? He won’t be fine :c Being kept in a small bowl will literally kill him. If your response to being told you’re neglecting your pet is ‘nah he fine’ then you may want to rethink having a pet.

Petsmart has a really good betta tank, it’s a topfin 3.5 gallon aquascene 180 view aquarium, it comes with a mini filter and led lights that have a lot of settings! My betta Hank loves it, best part is it was only $24! If you’re curious just why bowls are bad for bettas, I’d recommend looking at the links above!!

hugthethug:

i want a book where the narrator speaks in beautiful language but then the characters talk like super informally like “as ignatius attempted to reclaim his breath, he let out a straggled noise allowing his struggle to be heard, thus inciting maria to speak. ‘yo wheezy, shut the fuck up,’ her silky voice broke the tension.”

bitter-notbetter:

I went to petco today for funsies and was going to leave with a HUGE plant haul because it looked like they’d just gotten in a shipment… When I noticed a betta in the tank. And then another. And another. And one more. And another. 5 MALE BETTAS LOOSE IN ONE TANK. THEYRE GOING TO KILL EACH OTHER. I walked out, minus plants.

roboboners:

jayda95:

all-because-we-fell-in-love:

floozys:

vagina’s are able to stretch wide enough to give birth to a fucking baby and then return to it’s original size but of course being penetrated by that grass blade you call a penis is what’s going to make it “loose”

Uhh. The baby doesnt come out of where the penis goes in…

stay in school y’all

i hate to be the bearer of bad news but the vagina and the vagina are, in fact, the same thing

thepocketwatchparadox:

davestrider:

dreamingdusk:

a mystery wrapped in an enigma drizzled with conundrum

see that bit of grey, faded text? mystery solved.

thepocketwatchparadox:

davestrider:

dreamingdusk:

a mystery wrapped in an enigma drizzled with conundrum

see that bit of grey, faded text? mystery solved.

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romanticom:

dark-blue-oceans:

romanticom:

modestmarimouse:

kai-ni:

dark-blue-oceans:

axolotl babes 💖

wHOA

BABIES!!!

Looks like blown up versions of my frog eggs.

I wonder if all aquatic animal eggs have that weird gel around them and are totally transparent?

I’m not sure. The outside layer consists of MANY layers of sticky gel. Protects the insides. I hand picked some of the eggs off plants with no damage.

Yeah. My ADF trio breed constantly. Their eggs are like sesame seeds with a gel ring surrounded by a thicker gel ring full of bubbles, lol. You can pick them up in your hand but you have to be careful not to squish them lol.