LOL. Hey I'm vietnamese, and I would just LOVE to add an explanation here (not in a negative light. I find this highly amusing).
Okay, maybe not so much an explanation. But Kittles, if he was able to find some instructions to sympathetically care of betta fish in Vietnamese, I'd still doubt it... I'm not sure how to put it, however. Also, I wouldn't say it's "lack of know-how in fishkeeping", I would say it's ... TOWARDS not caring, although that's too much of an extremity.
It's not often you find a completely sympathetic vietnamese adult when it comes to "low-value" fish like betta. It's definitely cultural background and where he came from (I'm judging this with my parents as they're 100% born and raised in VN). Being in VN and being in the US is totally incomparable...I'm not sure where to start? But it's definitely cultural background and where he came from. Hell, my mom offered to kill my betta fish for me when he contracted velvet. The medicine was worth more than he was, haha (he's alive today, no worries). All my vietnamese side-family are pretty ruthless when it comes to "things" like this. I'll stop here, because I would easily be crossing the racist/stereotype border in giving examples (although they're quite humorous if you are vietnamese LOL. We even had a party discussing all of this stuff).
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