I'm afraid I've got a couple of complaints about you lot and my 13 year old daughter has one great big one!
During my 41 years I've had dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, gerbils, rats, hamsters, budgies all loved almost all living to ripe old ages.
Just recently we've lost several pets to old age. All my family have been hit pretty hard but daughter has lost a much loved guinea pig and a hamster. Both lived in her bedroom and she's taken it really hard.
So after lots of discussion and research me and hubby agree to a 10 gallon tank and a Betta. OK honesty time we agree to a betta because while we will make sure it gets the best possible care when it passes away (after a long and happy life) she's not going to be that upset.............That'll be complaint number one we've had Merlin a week and we all adore him, the little fella is just so funny, cute and friendly!
Complaint number two as I've said we've had Merlin a week our Son now wants one for his room. I want one for my bedside table and I've just figured out where I can fit a tank in our very small living room.
Daughter's complaint is until we can afford more tanks and Bettas the whole family (including the dog and cat) is spending hours sat on her bed in her bedroom watching her fish! Apparently 13 year old kids don't like their family to camp in their rooms.
So while this is a fantastic site with tons of great information I would like to suggest you add some warnings
1. Betta are adorable
2. Betta are addictive
3. Betta can seriously ruin your privacy if you are a teenager
Thanks and keep up the good work
(Merlin says thanks for all the good advice)