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What do you think about this fish tank aquarium ? I think that is really cute, small and you can hang it anywhere in your home, apartment, or office. They require no pump or filtration. And le’ts not forget that this fish aquarium is “catproof”. You can get it from Amazon for $24.95 or from Fish Bubbles.com

11 comments

  • fishfriend March 27, 2007 at 20:52 PM Login to Reply →

    It’s just to small to keep fish.

    It might work with ONE single Siamese fighting fish (the species you see on the picture). You might try it with two or tree shrimp as an alternative. For any other fish it’s simply unsuited.

  • Joel March 29, 2007 at 21:05 PM Login to Reply →

    I was given one of these for Christmas, they are fantastic!
    It houses one male fighting fish, he seems really comfortable as these type of fish often live in puddles by the road side in Asia!
    The tank has been set up since Christmas, and the water remains clear. We have pebbles in the bottom, and haven’t as yet had to clean the tank out. It’s the best thing out and looks so effective on the wall. It does lose a bit of water through evaporation, we top it up every fortnight with filtered water.

  • goatlady March 14, 2008 at 11:08 AM Login to Reply →

    Very cool- I think a cluster of maybe 6 or 7 of these on a wall or in a hallway would look very unique. Would be a great conversation piece for Doctor and Dentist offices.

  • ohgeez March 29, 2009 at 20:36 PM Login to Reply →

    “We top it off every fortnight?” Oh my dear god. A “tank” that small should be completely changed every two days at most because of the harmful buildup of ammonia caused by the fish’s waste. The “puddles by the roadside” bit is a myth that has condemned many bettas to terrible lives in tiny jars simply because they are slow moving and have the ability to breathe air from the surface. They live in rice paddies which are actually large, though shallow, bodies of water that is denitrified by plants and beneficial bacteria. And though they might end up in a mud puddle due to some misfortune it’s definitely not their ideal habitat. Bettas are wonderful pets with great personalities, and with clean water, controlled daily feedings, and a source of heat they become more vibrant and interactive. It’s a terrible pity these fish are treated like nonliving decorations when in reality they’re one of the most intelligent and rewarding fish to own when treated with respect.

  • Natalieeeee March 31, 2009 at 19:30 PM Login to Reply →

    I like these but where do you get them from?
    Apart from amazon and that other site dont work

  • Lori September 12, 2009 at 03:09 AM Login to Reply →

    I just got one off eBay, it was the cheapest place I could find them (about $20-$25). I’m going to have to buy another one since I dropped and broke mine before I got to hang it =( don’t worry the fish wasn’t in the bowl at the time! I was also thinking about putting an aquatic frog in the bowl since they are so smal.

  • Tracy December 15, 2009 at 16:34 PM Login to Reply →

    I’m very sorry to hear that people are buying these… as “cool” as they might look, they’re also incredibly cruel to the fish. The rice paddies that bettas live in are tens of metres wide at least, if not small lakes. Bettas who does end up in a puddle is one of a few unlucky fish during the dry season when tons of the water evaporates. And even then, the puddle still has mud and earth as a base which helps to filter out the waste that the betta creates, unlike a plastic tank that holds it all in creating almost immediately toxic levels. Bettas do NOT live in filth in the wild, do not live in small spaces unless they are very unlucky, and they are by no means sedentary.

    I’ve kept bettas for years (in no less than 5 gallon tanks, with my current fish in 10 and 12 gallons) and they zip and swim all day long. Please give them the space they need and want.

  • Jasmine July 21, 2010 at 18:49 PM Login to Reply →

    Ok this is just cruel to fish! I’d think it might be good for tiny shrimp but bettas do need more space and better care then this hunk of water-filled decoration! (that’s right! It’s an insult about the wall hanging you call an aquarium) Bettas are graceful, intelligent, and pretty sassy like but that’s occurs more with males then females! My point is, it’s this that makes people wonder why their fish dont live very long! If you want your Betta to be happy, I suggest probably a big fish bowl or atleast a five gallon tank. Filter if it’s in a tank. air pumps are not needed but Bettas do like them! I had some bettas in my tank along with other fish and they loved riding up the bubbles. If you want to keep more then one betta in a tank, then put in females and no males because males tend to fight with females and other males. That is extreamly common. You must be an excellent breeder of fish if you want to breed them but that would be suitable in a bowl then a tank because the females create bubble nests at the surface of the water to hold their eggs in. That’s all I can tell you for now!

  • Zoe September 5, 2010 at 07:35 AM Login to Reply →

    Ok now first of all my lovely pink betta is in a wall bubble tank and so is my mum’s blue betta. Mums fish has been in the tank for 3 yrs now and looks great, he has his beautiful intense colours and is the picture of health, he never sulks and eats like a little pig. As for my boy he swims like crazy around it all day!! Sometimes he takes a rest on his plant or continues building his bubble nest and he to looks forward to his food I do water changes often and never EVER leave him in dirty water!! That is cruel!! But the tank however is not. Fish are very simple organisms and one might think that living in a small place is unsuitable but think logically. No one does and ever will no what a fish thinks if their healthy, not sulking in the corner or at the bottom of the tank and eating then they must be happy!! all this small tank crap is really getting to me!! ): yes some bowls and vases are not suitable for a betta and will shorten their lifespan and i agree that buying them for merely decorations is wrong, however if u truly care about ur fish u will provide him/her with with unconditional love, good food and number one clean water!!! I will give some of the bubble fish tank haters credit as they just say what’s in best interest of the fish but u have to be the judge. Some fish like bubble tanks some do not u have to take initiative and decide based upon ur fishes actions weather or not the bubble tank is suitable for him/her. cause as mentioned in the some of the other comments betta’s do have unique personality’s some like filters for example some do not and if ur cleaning out the tank properly it doesn’t matter. I guess i’ll wrap it up now and even though some people may disagree with what i say that is beauty of opinion!! (: Just remember ur betta is a credit to u if u don’t look after it or are lazy and don’t like cleaning the tank then that’s ur problem!! and ur poor little fish is placed in bad hands!!! ): Well guys i’ve had my rant :p ttyl!!

  • Tracy September 19, 2010 at 05:49 AM Login to Reply →

    Zoe, I appreciate that you take marginal measures beyond what some do to keep your fish healthy but small bowls with no filters (and heaters) are still cruel for bettas. As fish, the basics of water chemistry still apply to them:

    Ammonia is highly toxic to fish.

    Water changes are done to remove ammonia.

    Fish constantly produce ammonia.

    The smaller the water volume of a tank/bowl = the less the dilution of the ammonia that the fish produce = the more rapidly the ammonia concentration rises = the more rapidly toxic levels rise

    Partial water changes will never remove all of the ammonia as they are just that – PARTIAL.

    Therefore, a small amount of ammonia is always left behind and rises over time.

    The only way to stop this solely with water changes is to do 100% changes

    100% changes are dangerous to fish as they involve introducing all new water, with potentially drastic differences in parameters from previous water, all at once, which can cause shock and death.

    100% water changes are too dangerous to be advisable.

    Filtration is a practical necessity.

    Bettas may seem fearful in large, bare tanks as their native habitats are densely planted. Given proper hiding places, I have kept bettas in tanks up to 25 gallons and have never seen happier fish. You’re right – you need to be sensitive to what your fish needs – when you put them in an environment (ie: large, filtered, heated tank) that’s healthy for them.

    In the wild, even in small, stagnant ponds, the waters are part of an established ecosystem and are NOT dirty in the sense that microorganisms and plants consume the ammonia and organic wastes produced by the fish so that toxins are not present in the water. In an aquarium without filtration (either a “cycled” filter or ammonia absorbing filter media) the water is truly DIRTY and quickly fills with toxins as they have nowhere to go and are NO part of an ecosystem.

    These are basic principles of fishkeeping and apply to ALL fish. Bettas, being fish, are subject to these rules as well.

    Some bettas don’t like filters… some kids don’t like vegetables. It doesn’t mean that either thing is any less beneficial for either creature. And it’s OUR job as their CARETAKER to make that decision. Not theirs to make for themselves. If all we provided our children with was food and unconditional love, they’d be dead within days. If the filter flow is too strong and is battering them in the water, put a bit of filter foam into the filter output to scatter the flow. Voila, happy fish and pristine water.

    Bettas are ridiculously hardy fish and unfortunately can be exploited in tiny tanks such as these and live for years never knowing suitable conditions.

    Fish are not “very simple organisms”.. they’re not bacteria… they’re not some kind of single celled creature. They have central nervous systems, digestive systems, brains, social structures and learning capabilities of the “higher mammals’ – research has proven all of these beyond a shadow of a doubt. They require much more complex care than adding them to a bowl with water and doing a partial change once a week.

    Why aren’t all other labyrinth fish, like gouramis, kept in tiny bowls if the labyrinth organ means they come from stagnant, dirty little puddles and should live in tiny bowls? Answer that. Because gouramis come from some of the very same habitats as wild bettas.

    Since fish aren’t mammals and aren’t capable of the same kind of expression, many people don’t give them credit that they can experience discomfort or pain… which has also been proven beyond a doubt in research.

  • Chris December 17, 2010 at 09:37 AM Login to Reply →

    Gotta agree with Tracy. Those kinds of tanks may look good, but they won’t do at all for bettas. None of mine have lived too long in tanks without filtration, whereas every single betta in a filtered tank (yeah, I saw the light a while back) has lived at least 2 or 3 years.

    If you want a fish that will survive in filthy water that’s only changed every so often, get something plastic instead.