What if none of it is real?There's an equally strong argument to suggest that there's no such thing as a fish...or that we're ALL fish!
Yep!Totally!I think that some Betta can be kept in community tanks, with proper planning and precautions. Like lots of live plants and the right tank mates. Honestly, wild caught Betta would probably work best, even if they are not considered as pretty by most.
Now, that is not to say ALL Betta would do well in community tanks. Jaws lives up to her name and Dragon is a little turd. An old one, but a turd nonetheless.
I'm actually struggling to find which bit of that is unpopular?So will try and put something that will actually be an unpopular opinion.
I don't think PH and Water hardness are really a big deal for the majority of the common tropical fish we keep. Especially so for ones that are locally bred in local water conditions for several generations.
And in addition to that I think that people faffing trying to modify their Water hardness and PH often end up causing more problems then they solve.
Of course there are fish that are more sensitive to it then others (rummy nose tetras, discuss, etc). There are also people that do have extremely soft or extremely hard water. I would guess though that the majority of people have water right in the mid range that the majority of fish will do just fine in.
Awwww was hoping it would get more of a reaction....I'm actually struggling to find which bit of that is unpopular?
The 'majority of the common tropical fish we keep' have a wide range of tolerances for both pH and hardness, especially those European-bred fish.
I actually don't disagree with this one. I also feel the same about bird (though even stronger there as they have much larger ranges then a lot of the fish we keep). I also feel the same about a lot of meat products and farming/meat production methods.If anyone wants an unpopular opinion, in this world of tropical fish, try this for size...
Keeping live animals in a glass box for our own well-being is unethical.