good better betta

kenny, 20 years old, cis female. all kinds of fish, some snakes, and occasionally other animals like rabbits. vegetarian and transitioning vegan.

Small Pet Respect- Just how long can these guys live?

kaijutegu:

Next time you’re at the pet store and are thinking about taking home a new friend, keep in mind that this should be for life! But how long might that life be? Small mammals, like rats and mice, often have fairly short lifespans, with many of the pet trade’s rodents only living a year or two. Reptiles and amphibians, however, can have much longer lifespans. Here is a chart I made when looking at the reptiles and amphibians my local PetSmart had in stock.

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Obviously this list is nothing close to complete, but take a good look! Just because a reptile is inexpensive doesn’t mean it’s going to live a short life; leopard geckos, for instance, can cost as little as fourteen dollars at the pet shop but can live a very long time. Some of the oldest have lived longer than twenty-five years! And then take a look at how long the Russian tortoise can live. If you buy a Russian tortoise as an adult, there’s a chance it can outlive you! Small pets deserve the same love and respect we give our dogs and cats; help your pet live out its full lifespan healthily and happily by making sure to know all you can about your pet’s species and its needs!

 

(via thefrecklebum)

Good Better Betta

So not to be weird but my brother helped me make a facebook page for goodbetterbetta? Like it if you want I guess? I dunno *scurries away*

A video for anyone interested in seeing the goldie babies and/or adopting one! All you have to do is ask, send in your tank specifications, and tell me which one you like! They’re free to a good home if you pay for shipping :3

Pause at 7 seconds on my youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIDN9hALQLU) to get the labels so you can specify the one you like.

izzy-the-fish-girl:

aquariadise:

goldfishtails:

southernsnowdogs:

kaedathebasenji:

haganwilliams:

ballinduh:

haganwilliams:

kai-ni:

haganwilliams:

My new Crowntail Betta fish named Pheonix. :D #crowntail #betta #fish #pheonix #bettafish

Hi! Unfortunately this is a really bad home for Phoenix :( Contrary to popular belief, betta do not live in puddles 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 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
Here’s a cheap 5.5 gallon tank that would be great for your little guy! You just need to also get a heater.

If your not a marine biologist gtfo. Your facts are wrong btw. Its my fish, leave me alone.

So basically what you’re saying is: I don’t give a shit about my fish.
What this person linked and said is all true. I’m sure you didn’t even bother to read everything or click the links. Fish need much more room than you and most of the public think. I suggest listening to kai-ni, otherwise your fish will die in a year or two, and live a miserable life.

Their life span is 2 years, whats your point?

^ That just proved my point. You don’t give a shit about a living being. It depends on you for proper care. Even if it lived a few weeks, it should STILL receive the best care you can give it - which is NOT in a tiny ass bowl with a huge ass plastic plant that can rips it’s fins taking up most of the space.

Bettas can live an upwards of 5 years. I currently have a betta that is going on 5 years. When properly cared for they can live longer. If you don’t want to care for a fish, don’t get a fucking fish. 

Im 90% sure
fuckyeah-goldfish
and/or
izzy-the-fish-girl
are going to school to be marine biologists and they preach this stuff too.

izzy-the-fish-girl has definitely gone to school for this. So are you going to take our advice now?

I can confirm this. I have a degree in Fisheries Science from Virginia Tech. I am attending a fisheries science master’s program in the fall. 
While I understand it’s a hard pill to swallow that you haven’t been giving your pet proper care, a lot of us had to do that at one point in time, but keeping animals is a learning process. That’s part of the joy.
If you don’t believe us, at least check out the Anabantoid Association of Great Britain and their guidelines to keeping Betta splendens.
Your betta really is gorgeous. A larger tank and warmer water would let you see his fins so much better. I do hope you’ll consider what we said. And the bowl wouldn’t even have to go to waste! Put a marimo in it! They are cute little fuzz balls! :3

^ BOOM. SIT DOWN.

izzy-the-fish-girl:

aquariadise:

goldfishtails:

southernsnowdogs:

kaedathebasenji:

haganwilliams:

ballinduh:

haganwilliams:

kai-ni:

haganwilliams:

My new Crowntail Betta fish named Pheonix. :D #crowntail #betta #fish #pheonix #bettafish

Hi! Unfortunately this is a really bad home for Phoenix :( Contrary to popular belief, betta do not live in puddles 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 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

Here’s a cheap 5.5 gallon tank that would be great for your little guy! You just need to also get a heater.

If your not a marine biologist gtfo. Your facts are wrong btw. Its my fish, leave me alone.

So basically what you’re saying is: I don’t give a shit about my fish.

What this person linked and said is all true. I’m sure you didn’t even bother to read everything or click the links. Fish need much more room than you and most of the public think. I suggest listening to kai-ni, otherwise your fish will die in a year or two, and live a miserable life.

Their life span is 2 years, whats your point?

^ That just proved my point. You don’t give a shit about a living being. It depends on you for proper care. Even if it lived a few weeks, it should STILL receive the best care you can give it - which is NOT in a tiny ass bowl with a huge ass plastic plant that can rips it’s fins taking up most of the space.

Bettas can live an upwards of 5 years. I currently have a betta that is going on 5 years. When properly cared for they can live longer. If you don’t want to care for a fish, don’t get a fucking fish. 

Im 90% sure
fuckyeah-goldfish
and/or
izzy-the-fish-girl
are going to school to be marine biologists and they preach this stuff too.

izzy-the-fish-girl has definitely gone to school for this. So are you going to take our advice now?

I can confirm this. I have a degree in Fisheries Science from Virginia Tech. I am attending a fisheries science master’s program in the fall.

While I understand it’s a hard pill to swallow that you haven’t been giving your pet proper care, a lot of us had to do that at one point in time, but keeping animals is a learning process. That’s part of the joy.

If you don’t believe us, at least check out the Anabantoid Association of Great Britain and their guidelines to keeping Betta splendens.

Your betta really is gorgeous. A larger tank and warmer water would let you see his fins so much better. I do hope you’ll consider what we said. And the bowl wouldn’t even have to go to waste! Put a marimo in it! They are cute little fuzz balls! :3

^ BOOM. SIT DOWN.

Would anyone be interested in adopting one of my goldie babies? I have five left after the final cull and I must say they’re pretty cute :3

There are four calico comets and one gray comet. I would give them to you for free, you just pay shipping.

Whaddya say?

That betta that got his ass kicked by Denver when he jumped the divider is
doing so much better! Very active again and his fins are even growing back.

I’m not much of a football (American) fan, but I’ve named him Diego because
Denver and San Diego are rival teams *rolls eyes*

I love the crap out of this little dweeb.
Measured him for the first time today… 24 inches (61cm) and 55 grams! My baby wiggle worm is not such a baby anymore!
Now that he’s older and easily twice as big as when I first got him, I’m noticing he’s a lot braver than before. He used to always hide and never come out, but now he willingly comes to the glass when he sees me. He was such a scardy-snake!

Which reminds me, goodbetterbetta has 180 more followers until we hit 1,000! My goal is to get there before No Feet’s birthday on October 4.

Fishblr:

Look at this trove, treasures untold. How many fish tanks can one fish room hold? Lookin around here you think," sure, they've got everything." I've got tetras and plecos a-plenty. I've got discus and goldfish galore. You want betta fish? I've got twenty! But who cares? No big deal, I want mooOOOORE

Ughhhhhh so I got this new betta boy a few weeks ago, and yesterday I set him up in this really nice 20 gallon divided tank with my older betta, Denver. Things were all good and fine for the whole day and they were completely ignoring each other.
But, this poor new guy somehow jumped the divider and got the shit kicked out of him by Denver. I mean wholesale ass-kicking here. Denver doesn’t have a single tear in his fins.
But thank goodness I realized what was happening before it got any worse, because when I found them Denver had the new guy in his mouth by the tail and I thought he was dead.
He’s okay now, it turns out, just stress stripes and some pretty intense fin rips. Treatment for his rips starts today.
I mean goddamn, Denver, I haven’t even gotten a chance to name him yet and you almost kill him!

A quick and dirty update on my goldfish!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wcFzg7c8Go