I like how everyone thinks I'm ridiculous (my gf at some point too) about how much effort I put into the proper setup and care for a betta tank. I told my gf she needed a better heater. She says how much? I tell her a good adjustable one is about 25-30 bucks. She looked at me like I grew a third eye. Then she wonders why I threatened to take the betta back to my house.
Heck, I was having a pleasant conversation about bettas to my mom, who has one at her work. She keeps it in a 2.5g ish long tank, with a cheapy homedepot plant. I ask her if its heated, she says no. I ask her how often she does a partial water change, she says once a week. I ask her if she uses water conditioner, or any kind of water treatment, she says no. then she wonders why I have this disgusted look on my face.
It just pisses me off that people don't read into the proper care and maintenance of a betta. They think well, small bowl at the pet store, unheated, hardly ever change the water, great!
<facepalms> makes me want to punch a baby in the face sometimes.