Originally Posted by CrankyFish84
Well the people at the pet store look at me amazed when they ask, "So, what do you have in your tanks for all these plants your buying??" and I say..."A betta". LoL
Recently had a similar conversation myself. I went to buy a piece of driftwood and the man behind the counter asked me what tank I had and what fish were in it. "Just my betta in a five gallon", I said. The guy gave me a surprised look.
But on another note, yikes! How insensitive of that employee!
Even I would have responded with something, and I'm horribly shy...
Fortunately my family is pretty understanding of my love for bettas. My dad is pretty interested in fish himself, even if he told me he doesn't like bettas (that was because he assumed it was normal for bettas to lay around moping in cups, though) and my mom thinks it's nice that I have a hobby like this (as long as it doesn't get out of hand) and while my sister doesn't care much about fish, she does like animals in general and she took good care of them when I had to give a few to her. Actually, I think my mom and sister warmed up a bit to my bettas while they spent some time over at their house.