Gif of Murdock flaring (:
I remember seeing a post somewhere, but I cannot find it now. Anyway, how are wingless fruit flies for bettas? I’m wanting to expand their diets more from the homemade gel food and frozen blood worms.
My boys love them!
Drew dis Radar a while ago and finished it now.
Okay but disregarding how cruel that cake thing is, can we just talk about how nasty that is, like first it’s betta water as lube and now this. Ya’ll need to stay in school.
This is not amazing - it’s horrible. Fish are not decorations or props - they are living breathing animals with care needs. Fishkeeping isn’t as simple as ‘plop it in some water’.
That fish likely died choking on its own waste due to ammonia buildup in such a small container. Not to mention betta are tropical fish and room temperature is much too cold for them.
Why would people put a fish in a cake?!
I have absolutely zero respect for people who treat pets as a commodity or decoration. I treat adopting a new pet into my life with the same amount of seriousness that I would treat choosing to have a child.
Because it’s the same principle. You’re still taking on the responsibility to care for another living being to the best of your ability. And if you know you can’t do that, then don’t get the pet. Period.
It doesn’t matter if it’s just a fish. Fish are living beings, far more complex than most people would like to believe, with bigger personalities than most people would like to believe.
That fish is still a living being, and you’ve still taken it on as your responsibility.
It’s not icing on a fucking cake. You asshole.
I think if the fish was a birthday present that you were gonna add to a real tank set up it would a cute as fuck means for you to get your fish & your cake.
But only IF you were going to legit care for your fish friend properly after you get him out the cake
um ok, well while it is wrong to leave the top of the tank sealed for more than about 20 minutes or so, betta fish are supposed to live in medium-small sized containers. they need to have their tanks covered (with small air holes) or else they’ll jump out and die.
the container in the picture is adequately sized to house a betta. They won’t die due to ammonia build up unless you leave their tank sealed for about a week ok? also, room temperature is fine for them because they’re not actually tropical fish (they just don’t enjoy very cold climates, as most pet fish don’t). They’re descended from Chinese (Or siamese, depending on where you live) fighting fish, which are accustomed to living in water of rice fields and in some cases, even footprints left by cattle (although i’m not 100% sure about the cattle thing).
i agree it’s not right to use fish as prop like that, but you should really check your information. I’ve owned betta fish since i was like, 9 and I know how to
also i’m preeeeetty sure fish don’t have ‘complex personalities’, and recquire MUCH less attention and care than a child. also why else would you buy a fish other than decoration? What, for it’s liveliness and playfulness?
Um, I’m sorry but you need to check your facts. Because just about everything you said was incorrect.
1. Betta are absolutely not meant to live in small containers - they need at least 2.5 gallons of space with 5 being better. This container is NOT an adequate size for it.
2. Ammonia buildup happens far faster than a week. It has been MEASURED that in tanks smaller than 2.5 gallons the ammonia can go up to 1 or 2 ppm WITHIN 24 HOURS. Any amount of ammonia is harmful, and 2ppm can do permanent damage. Within 24 hours.
3. THEY ARE TROPICAL FISH. I don’t know if you know this, but it’s hot in Thailand where they are native. It’s tropical there. They NEED 75-80 degree water to thrive (72 room temperature with water always being colder than the air IS NOT SUITABLE), otherwise their immune systems are compromised and the cold in the long term leads to fatty tissue degeneration.
They don’t live in the footprints of cattle - that’s a complete and total myth and if it ever happened to happen in the wild, the fish would quickly die.
So again, I urge YOU to do your research, especially if you’ve been keeping these animals. I know there are many myths about them out there but we can still smash those. They don’t live in puddles, room temperature isn’t good for them, and they need bigger tanks than this.
altayeah-ibn-la-a-hawwyeah Everything kai-ni said. Seriously, I actually do have my fish for their liveliness and playfulness. The fact that you said that means you’ve never actually seen a healthy fish. Though it tipped me off you had no idea what you were talking about was the moment you said bettas are not tropical fish.
It is an undisputed fact that they are, in fact, tropical fish. Please check yourself before you wreck yourself. Again.
Holy cow, Hermes ACTUALLY let me take an HQ pic of him today.
Alpha continues to change color!