Sep 22, 2016 - Your pet goldfish may seem tiny and harmless

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"Most fish are cruelly transported from dealers to pet stores in tiny, cramped bags and containers that bear no resemblance to their natural habitats. Because of this, their water often contains a blue-tinted tranquilizing agent meant to reduce their agitation while they're jostled about in bumpy, often days-long rides and hauled from one end of the country to the other," PETA Senior Media Officer Wendy Wegner told HuffPost.
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After spending the beginning of their lives in cramped tubs, fish are sold to , pet stores, and bait shops. Many will be forced to spend the rest of their lives in tiny bags or bowls, which don’t give them the space or oxygen they need to be healthy. Angry Petitioners Fight Tiny Betta Fish Cups | Fish Care
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Photo provided by FlickrPet shops, discount superstores, florists, and even online catalogs sell Betta fish in tiny cups to consumers who are often uneducated about proper care.
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Being stuck inside a bowl or a tank is , and neither is the trip to the pet stores where they’re sold. Many fish are put in tiny containers and left there for days. Animals often arrive at pet stores dying of starvation, sick, pregnant, or injured.I was not using the and although a lot who have fished it up are saying that they were, (in my opinion) I'm not sure it makes that much difference. The fact being that it grants you the chance to find extra "primary" fish, where as the Tiny Carp, and any other pet, mount and/or quest fish appear as a secondary "bonus" item regardless of whether you have the charm or not.Pet stores like to promote betta fish as easy “starter pets” who are able to survive and thrive in extremely tiny containers with only a few inches of water to swim around in.The above examples are just a tiny fraction of the numerous small fish and other creations—like snails or shrimp—you can keep in a small tank. For more ideas on fish that are at home in small tanks you can check out , a site devoted to small fishkeeping. When visiting a fish store—try to visit an actual fish store and not just a chain pet store—be very clear with the staff what you're trying to do. They'll be able to help you pick the proper mix and number of fish for a small tank if they know the specifics of what kind of tank you're setting up.Goldfish, like any pet, require proper diets. Look for high-quality flake foods and supplement them with freeze-dried foods and vegetable matter. You can even give your fish the occasional treat such as daphnia—tiny crustaceans that resemble fleas. Never overfeed your goldfish. This is the most common mistake among first-time goldfish owners. Too much food can end up in the tank as excess fish waste. Uneaten food can also quickly decompose, causing organic and inorganic compounds that tip the balance of an aquarium's chemistry. Signs of overfeeding include cloudy water, algae growth, patches of fungus and mold, hair-thin worms and low dissolved oxygen levels.This is totally untrue! Fish require lots of care, and are not suitable for children under the age of 12. Many people believe that bettas in particular do well in tiny bowls, 1/4 gallon at the most, because large spaces "stress them out." This is a lie. I have two bettas. Each has a filtered, heated 5 gallon aquarium to himself. You probably won't believe this, but it's the truth: those tiny, one inch long goldfish you see swimming oh-so-cutely at pet stores? One goldfish should have 20 gallons to itself. They can grow to be over a foot long. And no, they don't grow "just to the size of their home." If you put a toddler in an airplane bathroom, will he/she stop growing? No. Fish are animals just like cats or dogs. When treated properly, they show their personalities and can even recognize you as their caretakers. Both of my bettas swim up to the glass when I watch and stay there. They don't do this for anyone else. Please be sure that you are willing to provide the proper care for ...