Originally Posted by ninjafish
I'm not really sure how you can forget to feed your pets..That's kind of irresponsible. Either way, bettas won't die from a few days without food..It seems like your betta may have had an underlying problem.
I am sorry about your betta, it is hard when you lose a pet. But this poster has a point.
Once you adopt/buy a pet, it is your responsibility. The animal can't say "Hey- I am hungry!" or "Ouch, that hurts!" They can't feed themselves.
So before you take on another animal, be sure that you are responsable enough to look after it. It is at your mercy and it isn't fair if the animal suffers because you forgot.