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Old 03-29-2010, 05:47 PM   #51 
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They are definantly Not Just a Fish.
They are a living, breathing, eating thing I think its just cuz people go fishing all the time.

Also because they dont take as much care as a dog or cat.

Gotta go.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:23 AM   #52 
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I hate that! I get upset when a fish of mine dies, I cry for a little while though I don't cry as much as I do when I lose one of my dogs. :-/ Still pisses me off when people say that though.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:34 AM   #53 
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Agreed!
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:05 AM   #54 
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if someone has a different type of animal or a child, I'd be tempted to go, "it's just ((whichever animal they have))" or "it's just a child." but I would probably not, since I don't like conflicts, but it would irk me. Just cus THEY don't like a certain animal for a pet doesn't mean it gives them the right to insult you for yours.

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Old 04-05-2010, 01:55 AM   #55 
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tell me about it! fish are alive and they need care just like other pets.that saying "it's just a fish" bothers me so much. I cried when I lost my female betta, Ziggy.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:36 PM   #56 
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About a week ago I was one of those "It's just a fish" people.
I decided to get a betta. At first I bought one of those small "betta bowls" that are for little office desks. But the minute I put Jenkins in that bowl I felt bad. So I went out and bought him a tank, and then some more plants, and then a heater, and so on.
Now he's my little buddy and I want to try to care for him the best I can.
But now I feel bad for my best friends betta. She's had that thing for years and she's kept it in a bowl and barely ever cleans it/feeds it. 8[ It's awful! Next time I go over there he's getting a cleaning.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:08 PM   #57 
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But now I feel bad for my best friends betta. She's had that thing for years and she's kept it in a bowl and barely ever cleans it/feeds it. 8[ It's awful! Next time I go over there he's getting a cleaning.
Years??? With that kind of treatment? She is SOOOO lucky, unlike me. I have had bettas that got the best of care and treatment and died on me in less than a week! =[ I mean they where sick to begin with, but still... WOW..

Anywho, i know this can be a touchy subject for people, but IMO, i feel you can not compare a betta to a dog or cat. Now i am not taking away from a betta and i love bettas. But, IME, i still get choked up thinking about my dog i had for 15 yrs that was put to sleep almost 2 yrs ago. But, thinking of all the bettas i have lost in the past, especially losing my 4 girls at the same time...well sure, it bummed me out, but does not sting. I mean you cant do most of the things with a betta as you can with a dog or cat, not much comparison. I think that's why people use that saying "just a fish" or my least favorite especially with hermit carbs ( which IMO and IME have the same crappy treatment at petco and petsmart IF not worse =[ ) "throw away pets" I know this is a touchy area for those who really love animals, but hey, just my opinion =]
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:11 PM   #58 
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Years??? With that kind of treatment? She is SOOOO lucky, unlike me. I have had bettas that got the best of care and treatment and died on me in less than a week! =[ I mean they where sick to begin with, but still... WOW..

Anywho, i know this can be a touchy subject for people, but IMO, i feel you can not compare a betta to a dog or cat. Now i am not taking away from a betta and i love bettas. But, IME, i still get choked up thinking about my dog i had for 15 yrs that was put to sleep almost 2 yrs ago. But, thinking of all the bettas i have lost in the past, especially losing my 4 girls at the same time...well sure, it bummed me out, but does not sting. I mean you cant do most of the things with a betta as you can with a dog or cat, not much comparison. I think that's why people use that saying "just a fish" or my least favorite especially with hermit carbs ( which IMO and IME have the same crappy treatment at petco and petsmart IF not worse =[ ) "throw away pets" I know this is a touchy area for those who really love animals, but hey, just my opinion =]
Well speak of the devil my little guy just died. :'( Gah.
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UHmmm why did you quote my post and say "speak of the devil".... that's not nice and sorry for your loss
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:14 PM   #60 
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Oh that's what we say over here....it's just a saying.
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