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Old 02-11-2013, 01:59 AM   #51 
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Sounds good to me...might as well put it all down in one thread and I like everyone's input!
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:41 AM   #52 
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This is an awesome thread!!

I always tell people that there's no such thing as "just a....". You're just a (insert name here), but you'd be upset if people mistreated you...

Honestly, my life would be boring, and extremely depressive without them around to be enthusiastic about my existence. I pretend that they like me for more than just my food lol. It's really their interaction that makes my life and home more beautiful. Plus, I really enjoy decorating their tanks. That's the "decor" or "furniture" of them. Other than that, their amazing personalities decorate your life, and brighten your soul.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:20 PM   #53 
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Well stated Skyewillow!
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:30 PM   #54 
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I want to say thanks and I have had the same things told to me repeatly
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:42 PM   #55 
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Thank you, Ravenwinds.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:06 AM   #56 
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Here's one you hear by implication from some "experienced" fishkeepers: Betta are just beginner fish, not to be taken too seriously. You'll grow out of them eventually and get a real aquarium.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:35 AM   #57 
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This reminds me of a post in my blog (not to self-promote). I wrote about my experience picking up pamphlets from both Petco and PetSmart and comparing them, and the facts were aaaall wrong! At least I met a good employee who actually knew what he was doing.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:10 AM   #58 
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This is a fabulous thread. I have actually tried nicely once to explain a few of these things to a snot-nosed little pissy girl working at a Petsmart, she ws very rude to me even though I tried to be as nice as I could and not condescend to her. .

Well after she said pretty much everything listed in the thread, she was a huge B to me, and I decided next time someone says something stupid about bettas like "They don't LIKE a lot of room" . ."They are fine in a vase" .. I won't waste my breath, I will just yell out "WRONG!"

I'll blurt it out like a crazy person. It will go like this:

stupid person - "Bettas don't LIKE bigger-
me "WRONG!"
stupid person "They eat lily roo-"
me "WRONG!"
stupid person - But they
me "WRONG!"

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:17 AM   #59 
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stupid person - "Bettas don't LIKE bigger-
me "WRONG!"
stupid person "They eat lily roo-"
me "WRONG!"
stupid person - But they
me "WRONG!"
LMAO!

You should've called and reported her to her manager, they still get in trouble for being rude to the customers
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:46 PM   #60 
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Here's one you hear by implication from some "experienced" fishkeepers: Betta are just beginner fish, not to be taken too seriously. You'll grow out of them eventually and get a real aquarium.
I absolutely resent being told this.

"Oh, pfft, bettas. When are you going to get some real fish?"
"Like what?"
"Cichlids!"
"I don't want cichlids."
"....don't...want...cichlids?" *brain cannot compute*
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