Originally Posted by Bettasaremykids
Thanks! And yeah when I move out I'm gonna have lots of bettas haha
Don't worry, moms aren't the only ones who put limits on those things. My husband also doesn't want the house crowded with betta tanks. But he has seniority, lol, as we've been married since 2005, and I only got back into bettas in 2012
Some people's thoughts about what's "too many" is not based on how they view your own maturity or responsability, but simply how they feel about what makes them feel overcrowded with animals.
By the way, this is not something most people think about... so I'll highlight this next point.
My mother owns 2 rental houses (we rent 1). She has turned potential tenants down because they wanted to have very large fish tanks, and if the seem broken or the tank broke for whatever reason, water damage to a floor and wall is EXTREMELY costly to repair (especially in these 100+ year old houses).
She could have sooo many concerns about it. I'd suggest you be extra well behaved, catch your mom in a good mood, and then have a mature conversation (leave out whining) with her about the topic. If she firmly stands against more tanks, ask her if she could explain why. Maybe it's something you can work to fix? Or maybe she just have her good reasons.