Wow I've always been really impressed with the young generation on this forum! Even compared to senior members I am old lol!
It's so great that you guys have a passion for bettas. The world needs more people like you.
I would reiterate the 'proving responsibility to your parents' sentiment. But also reiterate Sivan's point regarding college. Please have a backup plan for your fishies for when you go off to college, b/c you can't take them all!
I promise you, if you slow down, be patient, let life happen, then eventually you have your own place, and you can have all the fishies you want. It's been 20 years since my first betta but now I have 10 tanks, 15 bettas, 2 cats, and a horse. My parents (who only let me have 1 fish when I lived at home) just smile.
Keller VT (my favorite fishy), Chrestomanci VT, FishyWishy CT, Swishy HMPK, Corilopsy HM, Arabia HM, Boo Radley CT, Pistacchio CT, Cairo CT, Caden CT, Murry VT, Sandy HM, Allie CT, Cleo and Sumatra
Callie, 1yo cat
Dee Dee, fresia
RIP: Fishy, Wishy, Pandora, Antigone, Sweetie, IMHY,Aiden- I'll always love you
Caleb, my cat and soulmate of 16 years, my love forever