^ Oh my goodness, people are so stubborn! Its unfortunate that she is setting that kind of example for her kids. You should never just blindly trust what the big name pet stores tell you.
I had a similar situation a few years ago with a friend from college...I was visiting her rental house for a party and I noticed a betta in a kritter keeper on the back of a hutch that was cluttered with stuff. The poor guy's water was green!
My friend told me it was her roommate's fish, and that she never feeds it. The roommate was about to be kicked out for not paying rent, so I asked if I could come over the next day and take him (since it was a January night and literally below zero outside). She said it was fine, but I wasn't able to make it over the next day and when I asked my friend again, she said one of their cats ate the betta. =( Poor little guy.
It irks me that not only did the roommate not take care of her fish, but there were also TWO OTHER people living in that house and not one of them thought to clean his kritter keeper and feed him.
Males: Cobalt, Storm, Cloud, ????
Last edited by Saber; 07-19-2013 at 02:04 PM.