I don't house my bettas permanently in this, but for water changes and as an isolation tank for any sick bettas, this works wonderfully! If you look at the better breeder websites, (and their barracks photos), no one is housing their bettas in 1 gallon tanks for each inch of betta. That would be a phenomenal waste of their space.While most 'pet' betta owners have more money, time, and room for better...this product isn't as bad as some people are making it out to be. Has...dunno....maybe about a half gallon of water space? Better than some prettier betta vases I've seen. If this is all you can afford, it is still better than leaving your betta in the pet store container, and your fish will survive just fine as long as you do frequent water changes. Housing two bettas in this is about the same as leaving them in those store containers though. If you're looking for short term temporary housing for multiple bettas, this is fine..if you take into consideration quarantine concerns...as the water is shared.But, I use mine only for water changes and if one of my 6 bettas gets sick. Easier (and cheaper) to medicate a small bowl versus a larger tank...and works perfectly for what it was purchased for. Just keep the gravel and fake plant out if you have a sick one. Less to sterilize afterwards, and they really don't need those while they're recovering.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]