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Old 11-19-2013, 06:04 PM   #11 
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Six is old enough to know better than that. I would think it's time to sit that young man down and have a serious talk with him, or have his parents do it, but he is definitely old enough to understand kindness to animals and other living things. If someone doesn't address this immediately, while the consequences of his actions are clear in his memory, then the next animal might be a dog or cat or a younger sibling. I know that sounds reactionary, but I believe this is a critical moment in his upbringing.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:27 PM   #12 
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So sad to hear about your fish passing.

I agree this is something I would discuss with his parents. I'm sure we've all done stupid things with animals when we were younger (I once locked the cat in my play oven) but the difference is that this sounds like your nephew may have been deliberately trying to hurt the fish. Even when I was in kindergarten and we had fish, none of us ever tried to take them out of the tank.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:44 AM   #13 
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