April 2021 UPDATE: Marine Depot has updated their “Better Betta Care” website article to recommend a minimum of 5 gallons!!!
Exciting news! @liveaquaria has updated the Betta fish tank size guidance on their website! They raised the suggested minimum for males from 0.25 to 5 gal, and for females from 1 to 5 gal.
I notified them about the petition for @petco to raise their recommended min Betta tank size from 0.25 to 3 gal. LiveAquaria was receptive and responsive -- in fact, their updated guidance raises the bar among industry leaders!
While all of these retailers can continue to sell smaller tanks, some are giving their customers information that helps them make better choices.
It is great to see a leader like LiveAquaria recognize the demand for proper Betta care information.
This is a small step in the right direction! Will other retailers keep up? 😃
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Here is the link to the Petco petition:
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"Betta Fish Are Misunderstood" Acrylic Painting.
Betta fish are known for being fierce, tough, and resilient.
They have adapted to survive harsh conditions in the wild where they might get temporarily trapped in a puddle during the dry season.
As pets in our homes, why should they spend their whole lives in a state of survival?
@petco is the only top US retailer suggesting 0.25 gallon (4 cups) as a minimum tank size for a Betta. This guidance does not help owners make good choices, it only boosts Petco's opportunities for profit by misleading the customers who trust them!
Here is the link to the petition for Petco to raise the recommended Betta fish min tank size from 0.25 gal to 3 gal:
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