Absolutely not suitable for fish. Nobody with legitimate experience is going to recommend putting a betta in a container that is literally only as wide as a full-grown betta is long.
The packaging recommends bettas, guppies, zebra danios, white clouds, or platies as possible stocking options, along with a baffling "do not overcrowd" message. The idea of cramming any fish into a container the size of a soda bottle should leave no room to wonder whether or not the tank is "overcrowded." It's blatantly irresponsible to advertise such behavior. That isn't to say that the product is completely useless. I have two cherry shrimp, a ramshorn snail, and a fair amount of live plants in it, and it's been without issue (nitrate levels stay below 20, no ammonia or nitrite). Shrimp and snails produce far less waste than fish, so the plants are able to filter the tank pretty easily. Triops and small insects are also good potential inhabitants, or it could be used as a terrarium just for plants. Sadly, interest in alternative animals for smaller containers is never going to gain momentum if companies continue to perpetuate the myths that have pervaded petkeeping in past decades. Onto the tank itself.
For those wondering, the packaging states the dimensions as 10" x 3.5" x 6.5," including the lid and "stand." I measured 9.25" x 3" x 5" for only the container.
The lid doesn't sit flush with the trim at the top of the tank by design, something that annoyed me at first, but I don't notice anymore. The bottom trim is actually a rather nice touch.
It has a refined and reserved look to it that's rather difficult to find in small tanks, though the advertised gaudiness of brightly colored plastic plants and neon gravel doesnt work toward thus point. It's a good size to fit on mantles or larger windowsills. There is nowhere you could place a light, and no holes to run a wire through the hood if you were to try and put a light inside the tank.
Overall, four stars for design, but I'm inclined to halve it on account of the appalling advertising.
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