First, I must say that the negative reviews I read seemed to have some negative experiences that aren't the norm. I have two of these tanks and just purchased two more. They are perfect for betta fish because they don't need too much food and you don't overfeed them and have extra waste otherwise you'll kill them. They also only require 1/2 c. of water to live or even less. The tank instructions say to flush the tanks once a week at most, not every couple of days as I read in a review. Because they are so easy to clean, you don't have to worry so much about algae getting out of control and they are very manageable. It's convenient especially for me who can't lift a lot of weight.
My betta fish are very happy, my son is happy and were adding two more to the family. I would recommend these to any parent for young children and enjoy the smiles on their faces. You can put two tanks next to each other and watch the betta go after each other. It's hilarious.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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