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Re: fish in a fruit jar -- worse off than fish in a barrel
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: fish in a fruit jar -- worse off than fish in a barrel
- From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
- Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 10:18:30 -0700 (PDT)
- In-reply-to: <200304281043.h3SAhs7C006224@otter.actwin.com>
Robert H wrote about a recent FAMA article that described
how to store a betta in a cramped jar. He also mentioned
that Gene Lucas, who wrote in the same issue of FAMA should
speak out against it.
I'm no betta expert but I heard Gene speak at the NEC
convention last March and if he isn't a state of the art
expert on bettas, I'll eat my hat.
Storing in jars didn't come up during the talk -- probably
because only folks interested in keeping bettas were there.
Surely doesn't sound like the kind of thing a betta
fancier would fancy. My betta is in a 15 gallon tank but
he must share it with some other fish -- he's the boss of
the upper two inches of the water.
I've heard it explained that wild bettas sometimes must
live in a drying up river bed and be crammed in a small
handful of a puddle -- so they survive in small
containers. I don't know how much truth is in that (sounds
fanciful but I don't recall the source), but I will say
that when I was high school age I sometimes rode in my
brother's 26-year-old clunker of a car -- I survived it
several times but that doesn't mean I'd ever do it if I
didn't sort of have to.
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