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Old 08-29-2012, 07:24 PM   #81 
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I recently went through this...I think I posted about it too...the other day at petco the gram, mom and 2 kids, buying a betta and placing a goldfish in the small bowl with it...the employee tried to discourage them but they didnt listen...they chose not to...to most ppl a fish is just a fish...Bettas in particular are incredibly intelligent and do display more personality imo than most other fish so hearing sad stories about Bettas really break my heart </3 ..all we can do is simply mention things to ppl, not in pushy mean ways, we need to gently and warmly educate...if someone wants to learn they will listen, if they dont they wont plain and simple.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:25 PM   #82 
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I recently went through this...I think I posted about it too...the other day at petco the gram, mom and 2 kids, buying a betta and placing a goldfish in the small bowl with it...the employee tried to discourage them but they didnt listen...they chose not to...to most ppl a fish is just a fish...Bettas in particular are incredibly intelligent and do display more personality imo than most other fish so hearing sad stories about Bettas really break my heart </3 ..all we can do is simply mention things to ppl, not in pushy mean ways, we need to gently and warmly educate...if someone wants to learn they will listen, if they dont they wont plain and simple.
Yeah mine has the attack anything personality he even bit my finger.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:26 PM   #83 
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I guess most people don't want to hang out with you either, if you go around crushing egos...
Oh gosh here we go again...
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:28 PM   #84 
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Oh gosh here we go again...
Agree any fish abuse stories you guys have.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:29 PM   #85 
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10 dollars a week technically 520 I guess because the therapy and my pills I practically choke on them perfect grades and putting up with "specialist"who know nothing about Asperger syndrome the Idiot who originally diagnosed me said i would never accomplish anything he did not seem to know what an HFA is.Oh and i have physical problems bad back bad legs no energy or B12 and the fact i am in constant pain.

Wow good for you... You have just inspired me, seriously. You have medical problems and yet you manage to do everything you need to do and take care of fish. You definitely deserve it at the least. I'm sorry about what your "specialist" said but he was obviously wrong. I don't know what an HFA is (about to look it up) but you really deserve a competent therapist.
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Oh high functioning aspergers. I figured it out.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:31 PM   #87 
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Oh gosh here we go again...
Leave me alone. Stop quoting me.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #88 
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Seriously?
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:37 PM   #90 
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This here is why I don't talk about my fish tanks on this forum because I know that I will berated by the "stuff" that I need. Personally I think that information is great to receive but it needs to be handled differently. I've seen people with great intentions 'tell' people what they need instead of 'suggesting' improvement.

I will say, though, that I am grateful for all the information I was given through this community because I now have 5 balanced and thriving fish tanks that I love to look at and work on. It is the newer members that need a small lesson on conveyance of information to quit rubbing other members the wrong way.


The bold part made me laugh and is so true.
Zergy...I agree...not about this site...I havent been on here very long and most ppl have been very pleasant and helpful :) but I have been on other fish forums and have been very disapointed with their attitudes :( being out of fish for a few years and just getting back into it and trying to do things right can be difficult when ppl corner you and make you feel terrible. This is probably a good time for ppl to re-evaluate the way they communicate with others...remember everyone...you began learning somewhere, you werent born with perfect ability to care for fish...you learned by listening to others or by making mistakes yourself...give ppl a chance, dont judge and try to kindly help :) ...Everyone is different, they have different circumstances financially and through their home life...I think as long as the betta has clean water and a heater they are better off then when they were in a cup in the pet store. Encourage ppl to provide what they can for their betta but dont knock down or discourage others by putting down others tanks/equipment or fish. When we are warm and welcoming we are encouraging others to be open with their thoughts and questions inturn educating them and improving the life of their fish which is the purpose of this site right? Just for the record, I love everyones tanks and bowls, I offer suggestions and if you ask if a tank will or wont work i give my opinion, but I love seeing all the different tanks and bowls no matter how big or how small as long as the fish is well cared for, happy and healthy! I hope no one feels they need to "hide" their fish or aquariums, just because one person says something negative doesnt mean we all will :)
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