My parents are a bit iffy about me having fish. However, they don't question the things I do for them too much. If there's something they don't get (like moss balls, and why I bother to have a filter), they ask me and I explain it to them. They know that bettas are something that I'm passionate about and they believe that results are the most important thing. They might be skeptical about how I go about caring for my fish and about fish in general (for example, fish are stupid, they don't thing), but if they see that my fish are healthy, they can't complain. They now even think that bettas are intelligent since they see how Rain recognizes me. I'm also using the money I earned from dog-sitting, so they can't complain about the cost, hahaha.