Question First: Does IAL ever go bad? I have abut 40+ IAL that I purchased a little over a year ago. Can I still use it?
So, my mom stopped by today. She is the type of parent that believes all bettas can live in 1/2 vases for their whole lives and thrive happily.
4 of my bettas are in 1.5 gallon containers until I get income tax and start upgrading, the rest are in 1.5-2 g vases. All of them are in the warmest room of the house without heaters or filters and the water tempt never drops below 78* according to the thems.
My mom sees most of my fish in vases and looks at me all happy "OH YOU TOOK MY ADVICE AND STOPPED SPENDING SO MUCH MONEY ON THESE FISH!!! ... But you have so many!"...
I whip out my comp and bring up Bettafish.com and read aloud the info pages about what size they need and what type of car. She says it's "All a matter of opinion"
Well, I'm 18, I'm an adult so I told her I'll tend to my pets how I see fit, it's MY opinion. She kind of huffed and looks at all the fish. She really loved Princey and my DT. She didn't care for my solid white EE and asked me how much did I spend on the fish alone.
I told her the white EE is priced at $19.99 at Petco but he was given to me free for sucha sucha reasons. Then she asked about the DT and I told her normally $6.99 but I paid $2.15 with my coupon. Then she went on to rave that the DT should be $20 not the EE.
I again tried explaining it's about tail type not color. She blew me off and went on about how they only need water changes once a week or once every 2 weeks. I then changed the subject before we could begin arguing because honestly, she is hard headed.... She does better with a community tank than bettas... too much betta stereo types stuck in her mind..
My passion for fish will never make sense to my mom....
But I love her anyway