Even though awareness on betta fish care seems to be slowly spreading, both pet stores and the internet are still an enormous source of misinformation. Betta bowls, vases and tiny “aquariums” are still sold on a large scale, which means many unfortunate bettas die a premature death due to bad housing. Even though bettas are very small fish and often quite cheap, they still need to be kept in a heated, filtered aquarium to thrive.
How to Change Your Betta Fish Water: 13 Steps (with Pictures)
Many people want to get a pet that is quiet, doesn't require much attention and is easy to take care of, so they think "Hey! I'll go to my local pet store and pick up a Betta fish! They don't require much care at all! They can live in a bowl and be just fine!"
How to Care for a Betta Fish in a Vase (with Pictures) - wikiHow
Bettas are a rare type of fish (called fish) that have the ability to absorb oxygen from air as well as through their gills when in water. This is why betta fish have a higher tolerance for poor water quality and don’t necessarily need water filters or aerators. That said, a betta’s bowl still needs to be cleaned and its water changed regularly to keep it happy and healthy. With proper care, your pet betta fish can live anywhere between two and four years, sometimes even longer.
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