I actually refer to them as babies too, although I have no problems with the term pet, a fish is your pet, you are it's human. :D
Once, I was getting late to go home and I exclaimed,"Hurry up, my children are hungry!" and people were giving me a lot of raised eyebrows lol! (I was 19 at the time XD)
"You are forever responsible for what you have tamed."
Betta love: it's an international thing.
Azure, Sterling, you will be with me forever. Peaches, my crazy girl, I'll miss you the most.
The Boys: Tranny, Inky "Yume" Zuko, Mao, Onishiki, Chopin, Maelstrom, Kabuki
The Girls: Kamikaze, Beeuty Qveen, Beefcake!, Chunkers, Awesome Sauce
Meeces: Koko, Bijli, Baadal, Barkha
Turtle: Hi Handsome (female -__-)