Ok, so I was at my local diner, and I overhear some MORON at the table next to me talking about fish he's had. He was talking about how he was putting "feeder fish" WITH a betta fish in a 1.5 GALLON TANK!!!! Then he was talking about how they kept dying within 72 hours! You would think after two animals dying within a week, in a row, the average person would realize they are doing something wrong and maybe RESEARCH the topic or STOP BUYING FISH!!! That's not all, he was referring to the with numbers....9,. 10, 11, etc were "penciling" or "seizuring out".....omg I can't believe he killed that many fish....I really hate it when people's ignorance leads to the suffering of living things....
If ignorance like this frustrates you, steer clear of youtube and Yahoo Answers. I had to leave in the end - there were just too many people who wanted help, but refused to believe that they were doing something wrong.
friend of mine had 2 betta in a 2.5 gal. I told her many times that was too small. She didn't care. Then randomly she bought 3 neon tetra and put them in a new 1 gallon with her other betta she got on a whim the same day. I got so mad at her. I told her to take the tetra out NOW and put them in the 2.5 gallon. She did. and of course the tetra ended up dying a few days later. But at least I saved her new betta in the 1 gal tank. So irresponsible it hurts. I try to explain to her the nitrogen cycle, over stocking, and schooling but she just pushes it off. UGH. She recently bought a cichlid and has it in 2.5 gal tank....... I just want to slap her -_-
See, the petco near my house has a fish snob working there. She tells people right off the bat that they bettas won't survive well in little tanks and questions their set up before she'll even sell them a fish. She does her best but I've seen a few idiots say "Nah, I know people who keep bettas in jars." She's like "Yeah, and they don't last longer than a year or so, right? They'll also never be as happy, entertaining, or healthy as fish in 5g tanks."
i would kill someone pouring guppies on the sidewalk and I have icknophobia a fear of dead fish also I am afraid my first three fish lived in cold bowls and when I took the ten down i put the heater in there then he took the ten happy ending for the third named the account after him he is a chocolate Betta and his name is carter he is hyper aggressive sorry for the old thread bringing up but great stories.