iPond: Animal Cruelty for Your iPod

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  1. Iria

    Iria New Member

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    Source: Tech-Ex
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    A speaker system for the iPod that doubles as a fish tank is flying off the shelves in Australia. It's also drawing the attention of animal rights activists and aquarists.
     
  2. kris23

    kris23 Going Insane.....

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    i am an aquarist as well and those little betta prisions are the main reasons for their death really. being a rather hardy species, they live for at least 3-4 (they tend to have shorter lifespans than certain other fish) years in a nicely maintained 5 gallon tank, they dont need much of a filter and have a kind of lung so they can breathe air as well.

    they are sold under the impression that they can live in those little cups they're purchased in. a completely false statement, while they don't need much and can live in a 3 gallon vase with weekly water changes, a drinking glass is out of the question.
     
  3. Customgamer1

    Customgamer1 Fell off the tech wagon

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    I have to agree that just retarded in the first and and second thats just wrong. Keeping anyone in such a small space would just suck for that animal.

    If I was in a room that was just a hair bigger than I was and not able to turn around I think I would go crazy and have a mental break down in 30 minutes lol.
     
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    My fish lives in a 46 Litre tank - seeing that poor fish in 650ml of water makes me sad. I can't believe it's real.
     
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    germanjulian Back in London

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    where did common sense go?
     
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    kris23 Going Insane.....

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    it was replaced with the intense want for a few extra bits of cash.....
     
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    Matth Flash Banner Hater

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    I so hope this is a hoax like "Bonsai kitten", as it is just as ridiculous, though as fish are not cute & fluffy....

    The only fish that should be in something like that is a plastic one, like in those USB powered aquariums - ThinkGeek :: USB Mini Desktop Aquarium
     

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