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Old 08-21-2012, 03:02 PM   #1 
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Take Responsibility? Rant (;

Now- I know that bettas can be addicting and let's face it, they have personalities. They're great pets.

That being said, PLEASE, I suggest you not get another betta if your first one doesn't have the proper equipment. I've seen way to many people say they can't afford this or that, then they go out and buy another betta.

Be responsible ~ I completely understand that fish can get expensive and most of us don't realize that until after getting a fish. But when you know better and go buy another that is in my mind unacceptable. Save that $4 or $6 + and rather than buying another betta, use that towards say, a heater! Or a tank! Or whatever it is that your betta is lacking.

Thank you!
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:03 PM   #2 
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Hell to the yes!
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:17 PM   #3 
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I totally agree! In the past week I've spent almost 50$ on my bettas! These adorable little fishies should not be taken lightly, nor should they be impulse buys. They deserve a good quality of life.
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:21 PM   #4 
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100% agree. Fish are cheap. Properly caring for fish is not.

I have spent over $1000 on my fish, and I'm proud of myself for doing so, even though its a lot of money. I have 4 established, large tanks between all of my fish. Each betta has at least 5 gallons, probably at least 6, and all have heaters, live plants, etc. I also have 4 extra tanks, and a few extra heaters, for quarantine. I'll probably even be spending more money over the next few months, as I have tank mates in with 3 of my bettas, and they have needs as well.
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:23 PM   #5 
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Well said and so true !
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:23 PM   #6 
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YES! Do you know how many times I see stuff like people who cant afford a heater or larger tank, but took the pic of the betta with an iPhone? kinda unrelated, but yeah.. lol
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:26 PM   #7 
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Not unrelated at all. iPhones are expensive, and they can spend that money on themselves for something that they don't need, where as they can't spend $15 on a heater for the itty bitty bowl they've crammed their fish in. Human nature at its greatest, folks /sarcasm
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:36 PM   #8 
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^agreed
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:44 PM   #9 
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I would rather spoil one fish than barely keep up with the needs of several.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:13 PM   #10 
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All my fish are taken well care of, only one a little lacking is just one one gallon I am still trying to get a heater for. I have spent a lot of money on my betta's
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