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@madijoh You have to feed the fish. The AquaFarm includes a sample of fish food provided by Kordon.


The Aqua Farm
11/18/13 12:57 PM

@weirdrockstar

Bettas are found in just about every type of aquatic environment. Rice paddies, flood plains, canals, lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, polluted waters, roadside ditches, even peat swamps and brackish waters. Some of these waters do virtually shrink to puddles during drought and Bettas are sometimes found living (trapped actually) in puddles. Some even become buried in nothing but mud and manage to survive until the rains release them.

While a 10-15 gallon tank is a wonderful home for your Betta fish, they have adapted to small areas and are labyrinth fish that can utilize atmospheric air (hence the air gap between the top of the tank and the water).

Of course when keeping a pet, you should love it and take care of it. Testing the water, feeding your fish, making sure that the tank is a happy home is inherent. I have a cave, a water plant, large stones and gravel in my tank. I encourage others to do research before taking home a fish and to decorate their tank according to its needs. There's tons of research supporting large tanks and small tanks for Betta fish. In the end its up to the consumer to decide what works best for them and the species of Betta they purchase.


The Aqua Farm
11/14/13 07:03 PM

@ek76

Super important to include a heater if you are keeping a Betta fish! There are many options available and I use this one found on Amazon and at most pet stores: http://amzn.to/16fbfFD

-Jasmine Jackson
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The Aqua Farm
11/14/13 03:16 PM

Excellent points Weirdrockstar. Just to clarify, the AquaFarm is a 3 gallon tank, not a jar. With decor and a heater... it's an excellent home for one Betta fish and a great educational tool.

Would love to hear more of your thoughts and keep this conversation going. Please feel free to reach out to me!

Best,

Jasmine Jackson
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The Aqua Farm
11/14/13 03:11 PM

Thanks so much for your feedback Shelly, The AquaFarm includes an air pump that blows bubbles into the tank. The air being blown into the tank forces the dirty water to the top... here's a simple diagram of how the AquaFarm works: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m7z470ziyt0k43y/382047_10100428196278138_2019056815_n.jpg

Of course if you have any questions or feedback, please contact me!

Best regards,

Jasmine Jackson
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The Aqua Farm
11/14/13 03:02 PM

Hi Caitmac,

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. The 3 gallon AquaFarm with some decor and a heater is an excellent home for a Betta. The AquaFarm is based on the ancient farming solution, aquaponics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaponics). We provide fish food for your Betta with every AquaFarm. The fish waste is then converted into nutrients for the plants growing on top. If you'd like more information or have further feedback, we'd love to hear from you!

Best,

Jasmine Jackson
Back to the Roots
feedback@bttrventures.com | 510.922.9758


The Aqua Farm
11/14/13 02:55 PM