I'll let you in on a little secret: we've recently had a fiasco of sorts regarding a girl on here purchasing too many bettas and not giving them proper homes. Many people seriously believed she was just trolling us (and some still do). We've all been on the defensive since then. She made quite a stir on the site, but things are getting better now.
I was in on that thread. She was treating this site as if it were a Justin Bieber (or whatever tween girls think is kewl) fan board- just "tee-hee" -not understanding she's dealing with a serious responsibility toward a living thing. I blame her parents & the "Nana" thet kept buying her fish but not bothering to learn anything in order to help the poor fish alive, assuming she'd "figure it out" and if not, and the fish dies, well, "It's just a fish". You buy a child a small pet to teach them to be responsible; not like it's a new toy.
4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.