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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-03-2012, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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How do you know/decide?

I have 3 bettas... I love them all to death. Unfortunately lately I have been traveling a lot (in state) and rarely at 'home'. That's where all 3 stay. I've asked if they can stay where I am most of the time and it's a no. I then asked my mom if she'll water change and clean their tanks and that's a no, she'll only feed them.

It's a huge hassle figuring out when to get back to clean them... I upped the sizes on their tanks (10 gallon and 5 gallons) but the water evaporates so fast I can't stay on top of it and it scares me that their heaters will break from lack of water.

I love all 3 SO much and I really enjoy owning them. I do wonder if it'd be easier if I rehomed them, though.. But then I think I'd be missing them too much...

How do you know when it's time? Or what's right?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-03-2012, 06:13 PM
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How is the water evaporating that fast? Do the tanks have lids?
If you want to keep your babies, and your moms willing to feed them, maybe get a large tub, dechlorinate it, and keep it handy for you mom to top off the water? That isn't a lot of work at all for her.

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It's whatever is best for them, and you! Maybe just keep 1 or something? Might be easier for your Mom to help care for 1. Maybe get a gravel vacuum for her to use.

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I have NO idea. It stumps me. I fill the water up, 5 days later they're half full! They have full hoods and nice lights for the plants.

She refuses to. At all. She says "She'll mess up" and even if I set everything up for her she refuses to saying "It's not her job" and it's "too much work"...I don't think topping off water is 'work' but it's her own choice..

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Then how do I choose which one?? My girl is my first and full of personality but isn't flashy, the second is a piebald green boy who I love watching but doesn't have as much personality as my third who I got from a breeder.

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Well i wouldn't force it on her, she obviously won't do it. Any friends that like fish? Maybe try and find someone on this site that could send you photos? :/
I hate thinking about this, if I don't get into the university in my hometown, I might be left with this decision a year from now if the university isnt fish friendly.. Its hard to let go, I'm sure..

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I'd personally keep my first one... Yeah my family probably wouldn't even feed my guy!

I would try to re-home to people who I know would update me and properly care for them

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It is and I don't want to... I just don't know how I'm supposed to decide...

None of my friends are into fish. They think bowls and monthly water changes are sufficient and don't want to learn. But I won't ship them, either.

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It is and I don't want to... I just don't know how I'm supposed to decide...

None of my friends are into fish. They think bowls and monthly water changes are sufficient and don't want to learn. But I won't ship them, either.
Maybe find users on here that are close to you if possible?

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I posted it all up on the classifieds...If I find the right owners I will rehome them all. If I only find 1 or 2 I will do that I suppose...

Not something I want to do!!! I'm hurting.

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