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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Extremely upset..

My dad always said he thought the loaches looked hungry, I don't know why. I never expected to come home to a cloudy tank littered with food.. After a brief and violent anxiety attack I tried doing what I could..
I lost all 7 rummy nose tetras.. Got to watch their last moments before they died even just after I came home.. The 6 loaches and the frog are alive so far and they got put into the 20 gallon. This might be the end of the 15 gallon for a while..
I don't understand why my dad thinks he is always right, I told him they aren't hungry and he didn't listen.. I'm not sure what thing convinced him he knows more about fish than I do suddenly, probably since he's the parent and parents always have to be right apparently..

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 05:21 PM
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Poor you, and poor fish! :(( Hopefully he will realise now that you knew what you were talking about. :(

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I'm so sorry, Olimipia!!! But I'm glad you were able to save the loaches and the frogs. Maybe now your dad will listen to you...


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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 09:44 PM
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Oh wow, your dad needs to be smacked. At least you managed to save some of them though he needs to stay away from your tanks if he doesn't get the point.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 09:52 PM
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At least you should be able to guilt him into buying you more stuff for the tank now
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 10:33 PM
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I'm so sorry, Olimpia! *hugs*
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 10:36 PM
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Oi, that's rough. My dad says the same thing. He is now permanently banned from ever going near my fish food :(

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 10:39 PM
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Lympie, baby, I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this! WTH was he thinking!?? I'm just . . . so angry and heartbroken for you, and your babies that you've always taken such good care of. I know how overbearing parents can be, but. . . this doesn't even make any sense at all! I hope he at least had the decency to apologize. Ug. I'm so upset for you right now. . .
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 05:30 AM
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Oh no :( Sorry about your fish and your stubborn dad.

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