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Casa Quickie: Vases as Fish Bowls

To me, big ole electric fish tanks just scream bachelor pad, or worse, a divey Chinese restaurant. There's nothing pretty about a standard pet shop fish bowl, either. But having a little Nemo in your home can inspire a connection to the natural world, and there's something calming about watching them propel their little bodies through the water. The design-savvy solution? Use simple vases as fish bowls. On this windowsill, three cylindrical vases (remember, when in doubt, group in threes) are filled with small, white rocks and decorated with seaweed. The colors of the vases are cued to those of the room, using mostly white, yellow, and green, showing that fish can be used as décor as well as low-maintenance pets!

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T-S T-S 7 years
"I cease to have someone comment "I do not think this word means what you think that it means.
T-S T-S 7 years
"I cease to have someone comment " I do not think this word means what you think that it means.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
OMG, I love anon comments! I have no problem killing flies if they're annoying me. But buying a bunch of fish to make your windowsill look pretty, only to have them suffer for a week or so swimming in their waste and overheating is not my idea of a good suggestion, dude.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
OMG, I love anon comments!I have no problem killing flies if they're annoying me. But buying a bunch of fish to make your windowsill look pretty, only to have them suffer for a week or so swimming in their waste and overheating is not my idea of a good suggestion, dude.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
And I guarantee, housing a fish in something like that is much more high-maintenance than a properly set up fish tank.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks this is a bad idea, for all the reasons listed above. Just because Betta Fish are sold in tiny containers doesn't mean they should <em>stay</em> in one. They are much happier in a normal sized tank and show much more personality and beauty when they can actually swim around. Why not just use water plants? I have some live plants in my aquarium that would look pretty in a vase like that.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks this is a bad idea, for all the reasons listed above. Just because Betta Fish are sold in tiny containers doesn't mean they should stay in one. They are much happier in a normal sized tank and show much more personality and beauty when they can actually swim around. Why not just use water plants? I have some live plants in my aquarium that would look pretty in a vase like that.
mrsrazon mrsrazon 7 years
Yeah, I agree. It looks cute but it is not good for fish. Tiny area, no filtration, no temperature control... consider using something that isn't going to be boiled alive by the sun or frozen by the cold.
girl1 girl1 7 years
The fishes in the vases look cute and all, but fish really can't be kept in such a small space, no matter how cute or artsy it looks.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
This is adorable. But I have the same question as kclulu...will I boil my fish on the windowsill?
kclulu kclulu 7 years
I love the way this looks, more art than pet, and I love things in 3's. My concern would be that putting them in a windowsill it might get too hot if there is direct summer sun beating down on them. Might that be a problem?
pinkpeonygirl pinkpeonygirl 7 years
I think it looks adorable, but I wonder if it is spacious enough for the fish. Especially considering they live, breathe, eat and poop in the same little space.
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