Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Ugh. The same guy that had a go at me, telling me I knew nothing about caring for bettas and saying they don't need heaters etc. has gone wayyyy over the line. He has claimed I am neglecting my fish by heating their tanks, and by spreading the "misinformation" that they need heaters, I'm encouraging other people to neglect their fish. He said I know nothing, that a website means nothing, that his university course that taught him that they don't need heat is far superior to any "research" I have done (I put that in quotation marks because he did) and basically I have no right to comment on anything to do with betta fish.
I was so angry I could have hit something. A very hard something, several times over. And of course this had to happen when we were in the country, at a family get-together of my partner's. My partner then had a stern word with him via text for speaking so rudely to me on a public forum, which earned us another blasting, and both this guy and his partner are now saying they want nothing to do with us, and that we're horrible people.
I am still so angry that I could hit something. I'm actually so angry at being called a neglectful pet owner that I feel nauseous. I put so much care into my fish, and so much of my time and money, sometimes I take better care of them than myself. And to be labelled as neglectful because I heat their tanks... It honestly makes me sick. Actually, I think I'm going to be. Ugh.