LOL, even my snail and shrimp have names! I guess I can't complain too much!
I understand that with so many fish, there's no way you could keep all the names straight, either. I know they don't come to their name like a dog would but I'm a little name obsessed and I don't like kids, lol, so all my "awesome" name ideas are dedicated to my pets! Though most of the time, they don't get human names (obviously, if you look at my signature... Many are named after cars, lol). My dogs name is Cappuccino :p
But I can see why you'd maybe think someone was referring to a person rather than a pet fish... I agree that sometimes we talk about them as if they are human. I know they aren't but there's a special bond :) I value the lives of every one of my pets and have deemed them worthy of their own unique names and much love and attention and all that junk (my "brodog" is like my best friend, and my bro, therefore brodog.. Thats what my friends call him. He chills with us often.)
^ when I said I'm weird, I was serious. But I know I'm not alone. <3 I love this forum!
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