I've been a bad fish keeper lately... - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 10:39 PM
New Member
 
reaper0325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 116
I always feel like that when my fishes die or get sick.. I wanted to give all my bettas away when some unknown disease broke out and killed scores of them. If the feeling doesn't go away, having the fishes adopted is always a good option.
reaper0325 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 12:22 AM
Member
 
FuulieQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,443
Quote:
Originally Posted by baylee767 View Post
Well I'm starting to gain some interest. I forced myself to do a water change on the 2 gal (another midnight one) But hey, at least it takes about 2 mins as the tank is bare bottom. The finrot has slowed some already.

Fuulieq: Yep, that's what I'm screaming at myself (hehe) I bought them so I can't get lazy with them.

Not nearly as addicted as before, but there is once again some interest. I want my addiction back!
Maybe spending some time with them will help. c: Personally I goosh all over my fish, I find that the more I interact with him the more attached I get.

I'm sure it will be fine. Everyone has hard times. You'll get through it!

BETTAS:
Robert Falcon Scott - Red salamander HM plakat
Passed on- Friedrich "Freedy"

OTHER CRITTERS:
Four African Dwarf Frogs - Dorkus, Sporkus, Baron(ess), and Bubbles!
FuulieQ is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 08:51 PM
New Member
 
luluo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 127
It is understandable that sometimes life gets in the way. I just found out that I will need heart surgery, probably within the next month. Trying to manage two little kids along with that kind of news seems impossible so of course it has been difficult to keep up my interest in anything including the fish. It has been especially hard since D'Argo started having fin issues because I feel like what the heck else can go wrong? I'm totally down in the dumps but I just keep at it. Playing with him does help keep the connection too.

D'Argo became part of our family on 4/6/11
His home is a 10 gallon planted tank.
luluo is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 09:33 PM
Member
 
laughing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: US
Posts: 982
I personally find spoiling them helps keep you interested. Because then you're all hey how do they like their new plant?? Etc(:

Kaida- CT Female 2.5 Gal.
Julep- HMPK Male 2.5 Gal.
Fandango-HM Male 10 Gal.
laughing is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-25-2011, 07:10 AM
Member
 
1fish2fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 5,904
When I found out Bella has cancer my fish went so far out of my head I didn't hardly even feed them for a week and just yesterday I was so tired and trying to get water changes done in a hurry I put my poor marble HMPK breeder into warm water instead of 78-80* water. Poor guy nearly died but luckily I caught it before it was too late. I felt so horrible but it was an honest mistake.

Like I said it happens to the best of us. It helps me if I schedule my days into a calendar and make sure to set a specific time to do water changes and also it helps to stagger changes.

*Be smart.. Do your research!!*[/COLOR][/FONT]
[/CENTER]

1fish2fish is offline  
post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-25-2011, 08:57 AM
Member
 
Here Fishy Fishy Fishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England, USA
Posts: 972
Our bettas are a joy to us and provide stress relief... but when our lives become overly stressful, fish keeping can seem like 'one more chore'.

Lack of interest in one's bettas might well be looked upon as a red flag... to alert you that you are overly stressed yourself (why don't they make stress coat for humans?). Some red flags are small (in bed with the flu, allergies); some are big (loss of a job, relationship issues).

Baylee, with everything that's going on in your life right now, you've hit your 'red flag'. Examine what's going on; ask your parents for moral support. And don't feel bad - we are all human, doing the best we can.

Once you're life is back in balance, you will be feeling much better.

**********

A thought: There is no shame in rehoming pets. I was bedridden for a few months about 15 years back. I had two birds... and no one in my 'circle' could care for them. So I rehomed them, rather than have them suffer while I was out of commission. I still miss them, but I know that at the time, it was the best choice for their welfare.

20H: 2 Cory Catfish, One very mellow Cambodian female Betta, Two Golden Veil Angelfish (male and female)
Here Fishy Fishy Fishy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome