So my father, being the jerk that he is, decided he'd "skool" me on raising betta fish, just cause apparently when he was growing up in Vietnam he raised hundreds of wild
bettas and he knows EVERYTHING about them *rolls eyes*
Anyway, he keeps picking on me for doing water changes all the time. Cause well... I do a 50% water change for my girls tank once every week, and I change Shota and Aros' water every 2-3 days (both are in 1 gallon hospital tanks right now). He says it's unhealthy for them and that I'm killing my fish.
I told him otherwise, I was like "Dad, have you heard of the Nitrogen cycle? If you know how it works in tanks, you will know WHY I need to change the water. I know what I'm doing." And then he'd be like "sure sure, don't blame me if they die then."
Everyone on my dad's side of the family who have owned betta fish used them for fighting (Dx grr Asian families) and NEVER took good care of their fish (tiny bowls and rarely ever changed water T_T) and their fish died within WEEKS.
Well anyway, I just felt like wanting to vent about it, but then in the back of my mind I kind felt myself asking if I'm doing the right thing for my fish or if my dad's right. I think I know what's best for them and I just want to kinda confirm that with others I guess?
It just occurred to me though... if I'm right and my dad is wrong, then that would explain why all our fish died in our old fish tank when I was young 8|
(And apologize to Dramaqueen if 'jerk' is considered profanity. I discussed it with a few friends before posting this, and they all agreed it wasn't really profanity, so I used it.)