Betta Fish: Bowls vs Tanks | Non Biased FACTS
Betta 7 years ago 19,354 views
I was requested to talk about my opinion on bowls vs tanks quite a while ago. I took that idea and switched it around to list the pros and cons that may arrise with each housing option. My goal with this video was to provide a single source of most common concerns someone may have when wanting to get a betta. I WILL NOT ever look down on someone who keeps their betta in a 1 gallon bowl. I have done it myself in the past and have no right to criticize others. Judging someone profusely for their pet care choices that do not mirror your own often yeilds negative results. Others leaving negative and/or rude comments on my older videos did not persuade me to upgrade my tanks, it was my thorough research, desire to give my bettas a luxury home, and urge to buy the really large, fancy ornaments in the pet store that simply didn't did fit in my bowls. I made the personal choice to upgrade my tanks based off facts that I learned. This said, harrassing someone's social medias with comments stating "FISH ABUSE!!1!!" is NOT effective. While it has not happened to me in large numbers, I see it on other's videos in the betta community. Educate. Do not Hate. Fish Abuse is: -Keeping your betta in the store cup permanently. -Not feeding your betta. Ever. -Severe daily overfeeding. -Sport fighting (Like dog fighting, but with male bettas) -Never cleaning the tank. Ever. -Pulling a Darla from Finding Nemo and shaking the bag. -Leaving him out of water. Fish Abuse is NOT: A heated, 1 gallon bowl with regular water changes, silk or live plants, constant 0 ammonia, and a active little betta fish. From my past experience with bowls, I can say: Two bettas became more active in their new, larger tanks. Two bettas either stayed the same or became slightly less active. I see tanks vs bowls as apartment vs a 3 storey mansion. Is an apartment an abusive and toxic environment? Of course not. It may be smaller, and you can't do triple back handsprings in your kitchen, but it is a happy, healthy home if you maintain it. Yes, a 3 storey mansion would be fun and luxurious, but it is NOT required to live. Everyone would enjoy more space as the grass is always greener on the other side. Even for a fish - the water is clearer in the other tank. New Video Every Thursday. Find Me on Instagram: officialbetterbetta Intro Music by Bensound.com All remaining music by YouTube Audio Library.