My stepdad thinks he can tell me how to take care of my fish because he used to breed mollies. I try to tell him that mollies and bettas are entirely different fish, but he refuses to see that. On occasion he used to ask why I didn't put them together!! After I told him that bettas are fighting fish, and'll kill each other, he said I should get rid of them, and start raising schooling fish ;x
I don't talk about my fish anymore, since most people make fun of me and threaten my fish D: The sad thing is, is I believe they would actually harm my babies. I've heard too many stories and seen too many things to not believe it. I went to Petco today to pick up a tank for Devin, and I watched a 9 or 10 year old girl walk up to a tiny red betta, and shake him. At first she tapped on his glass, and seeing him flipping out, she grabbed the tub and shook it. I was so angry, I couldn't speak. I wanted to buy that boy so, so bad, but I didn't have enough money for the tank and fish.