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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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So, apparently while I was at work training today, my bf decided that he wanted to help me get started on the sorority that I am wanting to build. He went out and got me a female VT. I know he meant well, but I am not happy about this.

I am at probably at least 3 months out from being able to start a sorority. That includes the costs of materials and the cycling the future tank. I am not feeling a special connection to this female. I had a specific set of colors and traits that I had in mind for my girls and she does not meet them.

I don't know what to do. Do I give it some time and hope she grows on me or what? I think he will not be happy if I ask to exchange her.
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That was a sweet thing for him to do and I would keep her.
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I know it was sweet of him, but I am in no means ready for another fish. Feels like a burden at the moment. I am hoping my feelings will change in time. I also have no idea what to name her.

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I shall name her Hope.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 08:01 PM
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i want to see pics of her :) Hope sounds really cute
that is very sweet of him to give you a fish though :3

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It may be a little bit before I can get pics. I also want to change her location, too. I think my study is gonna end up a fish room.
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Lol, xd

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Honestly, I would return her and have a talk to dear hubbs about why live animals shouldn't be given as surprise gifts. I explained it to my boyfriend as "surprise! I'm giving you a responsibility!" Not many people want a surprise responsibility. Explain to him that if he wants to help you build the sorority, give you a gift card to get the equipment you want.

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And somehow the whole surprise responsibility thing reminds me of pregnancy tests XD

I agree with thekoimaiden... a gift card towards getting all the things you need for your goal would be good :) But it sounds like he was thinking of you, which is always a plus in the long run.
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This is a bit of a sticky situation. I personally would keep her, and then tell him no more suprise fishes and explain why so that it doesn't happen again.

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