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Old 07-18-2009, 09:43 AM   #11 
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Someone told me once "they're not made of gold and can easily be replaced". Well, maybe they can easily be replaced but I'd kind of like to keep the ones I have!
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:53 AM   #12 
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To be honest, people who think they can go and 'replace' things, especially pets, so easily are rather heartless. It's like... there's no attachment or feeling and they never cared what would happen to it in the first place.

): Reminds me of the time I bought Shota and I had the 3 gallon tank with me and a whole bunch of other necessities and the lady in front of me was also buying a betta just had a tiny bowl, food and conditioner with a lovely scarlet veil tail betta. I decided to make small talk with her about bettas and she was like "Oh they make a great accessory for my work desk, it's really relaxing. See this cute little black tank? I bought some red gravel and it'll be soooo cute." And I felt really bad for her little fish that was happily flailing around in his cup. It's really disgusting when people call themselves human but treat other living creatures like things.

But anyway, I think as long as you acknowledge you the fact you love your fish and are merely looking to just buy another fish to love and adore equally, there's no problem with that :)
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:09 AM   #13 
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Yeah. People may say they're "just a stupid fish, get over it" i say, "yeah they may be a fish, but they're my pets and I love them. They deserved to be cared and loved. Not something you dont care about and feed it whenever you rememeber." These fish aren't like any others. :)

When i got Squirt, August 23, 2008, he came with another betta, Nemo. He was orange-reddish and he was so adorable. I kept them up on my shelfs in tiny 1/2 gallon tanks. And of course its really hard to have little pets with cats. So Nemo was on the lowest shelf, Squirt was on the next highest. And i was out with my friend seeing twilight at the theaters. And when i got home i got the sad news. My cat jumped up onto the shelf, knocked Nemo down, and bit him, killing him on November 30th 2008. I cried soooo bad. So i had Squirt for the rest of the year, and half of 2009. Then i got Leo, cosmo, then gurgle. I still miss Nemo so much, and no fish that i got would ever replace Nemo. But i still have Squirt thankfully. And i will always remember Nemo...
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:09 PM   #14 
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The person that made the "its not made of gold" comment really doesn't have compassion and she claims to be a big animal lover. Her dog is 11 years old, looks like a ragamuffin, doesn't get groomed regularly and often smells bad. She's too cheap to keep the dog up and the dog is such a sweetheart. I really feel sorry for the dog. The dog also has bladder problems and her owner goes out all day, leaving the dog in the house for hours before she gets home and lets her out. Its no wonder the dog is starting to pee in the house. Sorry for the rant! lol
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:19 PM   #15 
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WHAT???? O_O
Omg that's horrible!!! How could anyone do that to their dog?! I think that if my dog died, a part of me would die with her! (6 1/2 year old Maltese). =/

But on to the main point of the topic... I don't think I have anything more to add on since everyone else seems to have already given great advice :) Just wait it out and get a betta when you're ready.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:55 PM   #16 
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Thank you so much for the advice!!!! You don't know how much it helps I know I'll get another one I just don't know when.

Question about the tank: obviously I'm going to clean it out really well and replace all the gravel before I put another fish in it but what about the filter? Does the tank need to be cycled again since I'm taking everything out?
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:33 AM   #17 
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I have had my betta Crimson only for 3 days and I can imagine what it must be like to lose one. I agree with you, they are not just pets and it is not like you can say "Who cares if he died? I'll just get another one."
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:54 AM   #18 
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Thank you so much for the advice!!!! You don't know how much it helps I know I'll get another one I just don't know when.

Question about the tank: obviously I'm going to clean it out really well and replace all the gravel before I put another fish in it but what about the filter? Does the tank need to be cycled again since I'm taking everything out?
Probably just to be safe D: I just use Nutrafin Cycle to cycle my new tank. After I put it in I leave it for about a day before I put the fish in. It works nicely :)
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:10 AM   #19 
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i still havent got around to replacing rupert and i might not for another month or so. So I understand where you are coming from
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:15 PM   #20 
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ya, it'll be a while before I get a fish to go in Alfred's old critter keeper :(
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