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Hagen(r) Umbra Fish Hotel for Bettas

This hotel helps provide Betta fish with a comfortable home. The hotel's modern design allows for cohesion with desk or countertop decor.
Overall rating:
2 / 5
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0 of 1(0%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for Hagen(r) Umbra Fish Hotel for Bettas
Review 1 for Hagen(r) Umbra Fish Hotel for Bettas
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5 1 review

good for cosmetics, bad for serious fishkeepers

September 16, 2013
by Graphix
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?A few times a year
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My mom surprised me with 2 of these when she saw them on sale at an umbra warehouse. I always thought they were really cool, the best feature I think is the stackability, which is exciting... at first. I had 1 male betta in each of these, and they're alot of fun. the problem I find is that when you want to clean the dirt and watermarks on the outside of the tank, the plastic frame gets in the way and makes for awkward lines along the glass.
Another issue I had is not being able to see the fish much, I mean I get that it's good looking, but in the end I would think it better if there were bigger holes in the frame. The most noticeable issue that I hold against this tank is that it has no lid. Also it is not made in a way that you can make your own lid for is or anything like that, which also makes it difficult to get any light in the tank. I ended up having to use a lamp, which worked well until it broke from falling because of the position it was in to light the tank.
I do still use one of them for my betta, I gave my other betta to a friend, but all in all I think I would rather put him in my spare 10 gallon and run that, equipped with a light, a filter and a heater. Plus it is easy to siphon a tank of bigger size.
i would say get this if youcan make the proper accomodations for the fish while getting around all the problem this offers, it does look spectacular, especially when stacked on top of eachother, and if only the design was more thought out for the fish and less for the look, this could have been perfect.
Pros: sturdy, easy to install
Cons: hard to clean
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