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WHY FISH BOWLS ARE BAD FOR FISH BY JESSIE SANDERS, DVM, CERTAQV

WHY FISH BOWLS ARE BAD FOR FISH

 
Unfortunately, fish bowls are antiquated technology still for sale on your pet store shelf today. It’s an idealized image handed down from Disney movies in our childhoods. Who doesn’t like the cozy image of a happy fish swimming around its bowl? Sorry to tell you that fish bowls are awful for fish. Fish kept as pets need more than a stagnant bowl to live happy, healthy lives. Even if your fish has been “perfectly fine and healthy for years in its bowl,” I guarantee it would thrive in a tank with filtration. [...]
 

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