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Old 03-15-2012, 11:09 AM   #1 
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Betta thief caught in my house

2 days ago, one of my friend came to visit me and he brought his son with him and his son's friends (3 teens) were there also. While my friend and i we were chatting in the living room, his son and and his friends were look at my fishes. Sure i trusted them, i don't need to be around them.
At the entrance of my house, i have a 65g tank sit there with a variety of tropical fishes inside, also i have some betta condo stick on each side top of the tank. I put some hm and hmplakat inside that day while i was cleaning their jars.
Because they were here so i did not have the time to put the fishes back into their jars. I was so busy chatting with my friend that i forgot about those teenagers but my little niece was with them, she is only 6 years old.
Few hours later, my niece came to me and keep bothering me, saying things i could not understand her because at the same time, i was talking to my friend so i could not understand a word from her. Then, i stop talking a little and she came to and she whisper into my ears and she said "i saw 2 of those boys took 2 black betta and put into their mouth", i look at her with big eyes and i said, are you sure ?? She said, i cross my heart.
I can't believe his son's friends did that. I stand up and went toward the tank and my niece was right, 2 black hmplakat was missing in the betta condo.
I came back and i just say to my friend to tell his son friends to put the fishes they took back to the betta condo. So he asked where are the betta plakat ?? His son who didn't know because he didn't see his friends took the fishes didn't know what his father was talking about. Then, he look at his son friends and asked them, they couldn't say a word because the 2 fishes were in their mouth.
First, in my mind, how could you possibly hold a plakat and a little water in your mouth and how long can you stay like this ?? It is horrible what they did.
Of course my friend noticed right away that the betta were in their mouth so he told them to let it go, so i gave them 2 little plastic cups and they released both black hmplakat males. I think my friend was planning to stay longer but because of that, he decided to leave.

Sure, he apologized to me for that incident but we are still friends like nothing happen. We know each other since high school and graduated from University together. I spoke to his son last night, he stop by at my house and excuse himself about his friends, and he said he didn't know his friends would do that because he just met them, so i told him whoever you are making friends with, just choose them wisely, what else can i say ??
Anyway, i still can't believe people will steal betta fish and hold them in their mouht, if they did it in my house, it means that they probably did it also somewhere else. I feel bad for them.
Anyway, because of the incident, my niece claim a reward, haha. There is a new store just opened near our house, forgot the name but they sell yogurt ice cream and you can pick your owns flavor and do it the way you like it, i am sure you know what i am talking about. She love that store, i told her i will take her to that store this friday and she can choose it the way she want.

Here are few photo of my betta condo where i put my fishes when i am short in jars or when i do water change, i put them inside temporary. You can see on the 1st photo the black hmplakat.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:10 AM   #2 
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Didn't this happen to you before?
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:20 AM   #3 
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I believe a similar situation happened to a member on here that goes by the name of bettarainbow, it is horrible that anyone would do this. Who knows what compelled them to take on this behavior
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:13 PM   #4 
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I think there was another one that was similar - beer bottle, wasn't it? and the fish unfortunately died by that kid's ill-doings.

I'm sorry that happened to you! but I will say, good lil' 6 year old =D lol! I only let people I know in my house - I am not very trusting lol.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #5 
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I hope the betta pooped in their mouths D:<
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #6 
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I am a mean person. If you were as mean as I am, you could lead these boys to believe those poor fish had a rare tropical tapeworm that may or may not carry a flesh eating virus.

It seems like the thing to do.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:35 PM   #7 
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I hope the betta pooped in their mouths D:<
Oh lord xD I can't stop laughing.

From now on when I get betta's I''mma teach them in the ways of pooping and biting :3 Hopefully those teenagers have chunks of their gums missing.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:45 PM   #8 
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I am a mean person. If you were as mean as I am, you could lead these boys to believe those poor fish had a rare tropical tapeworm that may or may not carry a flesh eating virus.

It seems like the thing to do.
I'd do the same thing! :P I'd be like "see they were in those special containers because I have to treat them. They're teenagers they'll believe it lol
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #9 
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Some people are so malicious! Just because they're small doesn't mean they're not LIVING, FEELING creatures!
Little punks ...
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #10 
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Not only is this rude and cruel, but that's just disgusting! How could they possibly think that would work?!
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