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Myths About Betta Fish

I’m sick of the pet industry always fucking animals like the betta over so let’s get some things straight
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MYTH: bettas like small spaces, they live in small rice paddies in the wild
REALITY: No they absolutely do not, sure some survive this, but it’s a cruel life to live. Rice paddies are actually quite big although shallow, the average male betta has about 3 feet of its own territory in the wild. Bettas need AT LEAST 2.5 gallons, but a 5-10 g is even better. You can get a 3 g tank from petco for like $10
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MYTH: you should feed your betta whenever it is hungry
REALITY: a bettas stomach is the size of its eyeball, it is very easy to overfeed. I feed my betta 3 pellets twice a day, but lots of people feed at different times with different food so I suggest doing some research and deciding what works best for you.
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MYTH: bettas are lazy
REALITY: bettas are inactive in small tanks because they’re aware that they have no space to swim and will hit walls, in larger tanks bettas are very active
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MYTH: bettas can only be kept alone
REALITY: it is true that male betta fish cannot be kept with any other betta, but (depending on the bettas personality) bettas can be kept with fish that are smaller and drab looking that won’t bite your bettas tail. I keep my betta with 2 snails and 5 ghost shrimp and he rarely bothers them. Female bettas can be kept in groups of 5 which is called a sorority. Keep in mind that these options are only possible in large tanks with lots of hiding spots.
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MYTH: bettas will eat live plants so you don’t have to feed them if you have plants in the tank
REALITY: bettas are CARNIVORES. They won’t eat plants, they will eat blood worms and brine shrimp which you can buy frozen. In fact feeding real prey is good along with pellets or flakes.
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MYTH: bettas don’t need filtration or heat
REALITY: they need both. As far as filtration goes, strong currents don’t mix well with bettas so a sponge filter is best.
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MYTH: bettas only live a couple months anyway, why should I be doing all this?
REALITY: with proper care, bettas can live 5 years.
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MYTH: bettas and all other fish are dumb
REALITY: bettas are actually very smart and trainable. Mine was taught to jump out of the water on command and come when called (by wiggling fingers). Some people have taught bettas harder tricks such as going through a hoop. They can even learn when meal time is and be ready for it.
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MYTH: My child will take care of the betta
REALITY: your child will lose interest within a week, YOU will be taking care of their fish. If you’re not okay with that don’t buy your kid a fish.
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MYTH: I should completely change the tank each time I clean it
REALITY: you should instead do frequent partial water changes of about 40% of the water
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MYTH: bettas are throw away pets
REALITY: there is no such thing as a throw away pet and if you think there is you shouldn’t own pets

Please always read care sheets before buying a pet because -newsflash- PET STORES LIE.
*drops mic*

::UPDATE:: 5-24-17

Hey there! Thank you everyone who has commissioned me so far! My fiance finally got a job, and he will be starting next month. However, we need to move for his job, so we need to save up money to move within the next month. So I will be doing another sale on my charms. Please reblog if you can, we need all the help we can get to afford to move until he actually starts working said job. 

This update does NOT include people who’ve already paid and I’m working on their item. While I do offer more than fish, I have to change my sale. This sale is for fish, and other more simpler animals. I’ve been getting more detailed animals (cats, dogs, lizards/geckos) and they’re just too much time and work to have for only $25.  I’ll still offer my charms at a discounted price, but unless it’s a fish or something simple (frogs, bugs) it won’t be $25. I also will not be doing crown-tail betta for $25. They are too difficult and time consuming, but I will do them at a discount still. They are $35 as opposed to $50. 

Please send an email to charminglytangible@gmail.com with a reference photos. Payment secures a spot. 

Thank you everyone who has purchased from me in the past. Thank you everyone who reblogs.

Reblog if you are a fishblr blog, please!

I need more fishy blogs to follow! I don’t really care what types of fish you post/reblog, but I am mostly into betta fish and shrimp at the moment! I would love to see other types of underwater creatures. You get bonus points if you post a lot and are not just a reblog blog :0

Hey, I’m looking for more fish blogs to follow (sorry not betta only blogs follow to darn many) so can you like/reblog this and I’ll follow. Any fish are fine other then mostly betta, heck even Betta is fine if you reblog/post other fish.

Reblog if you relate

Hella tired of these kids on YouTube claiming to know how to take care of Bettas when they keep the in bowls without a filter or heater or tiny containers with another betta on the other side. Then when I point it out and try to help them they get all defensive “I’ve owned bettas before I know what I’m doing” Yeah uh clearly by fishblr standards you don’t.

Hi guys. So, I’ve raised these two goldies from tiny fry I found in my plants-only tank after putting in a new plant. They must have hitchhiked on as eggs. They were absolutely miniscule! I now have two young, healthy, HUNGRY ryukins who are very quickly outgrowing this 20 gallon tank.

I have left the aquarium hobby, as I have varying degrees of health and sometimes have trouble keeping up with proper care for these little guys. They are up for adoption to a loving owner with a tank large enough to hold these two as adults. Or perhaps you have your own group of goldfish, and you can make room for two more?

PLEASE reblog if you can, and message me here on tumblr if you or someone you know is interested. Thank you so much!

-Trees

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YAY MORE!! So my brother’s new girl friend has a veil tail named Penny so as a gift I made her a portrait of her fish. I love these guys so much! 

Hey Fishblr, I’ll hold a contest! Winners get a portrait of their betta fish.

To enter you must:

1. Reblog this post.

2. Message me a picture of your user name next to your betta fish 

3. Also message me a good detail shot of your fish. 

I will pick 3 to do portraits of. I will announce the winners on January 1st!

(Sorry that it’s just Betta fish for now)

Needing New Blogs to Follow

Reblog if you follow:

Memes
Puns
Fish
Betta fish especially
Steven Universe
Fullmetal Alchemist
Studio Ghibli
RWBY
Shingeki no Kyogin/ Attack on Titan
Panic! At The Disco
Snakes. I love snakes and reptiles
Spiders tooooo
Birbs

Looking for fish blogs!

Since I was gone, it seems a lot of blogs have vanished and now my dash is really dead. So if you post betta and other fish, reblog or follow and I’ll check you out.
Bonus if you reblog hermit crabs, axolotl, marimo, and other such aquatic things.
Reptiles are also welcome, and so are birds!
But mostly fishies
*I’m trying to stick to blogs that are about 90% above content. Please don’t be upset if I don’t follow.