Originally Posted by bubblesaurus
Not proud of it, but I did something similar when I was about three or four. I thought the betta needed more bubbles in his bowl.... fish + bubbles = no more fish. I also thought my sister's community tank looked hungry and dumped an ENTIRE container of fish flakes into the 5.5 gallon. They all suffocated.
Kids are something else they are small, they get ideas into their heads and act quickly without thinking.
Very true. And you want to encourage them to have an imagination and think outside the box.. but when they're they young, its hard to balance the other half which is, "Just cause you HAD the idea... doesn't mean you go THRU with the idea..."
I did something similar, too, once. Lucky for me, the fish survived... But when I was still young, I was angry at my sister because my fish died, and she used his death in a game of charades the DAY he passed.. and I was MAD. When I cleaned the tank that next time, I decided that since all MY fish were gone... and only HERS were in there... maybe I just don't put the dechlorinator in the 'Holding tank" (AKA, the Kitchen sink... lol). Well, I felt REALLY BAD about it, and I thought just moving them to the dechlorinated tank wouldn't be enough, I thought I had to decontaminate them... SO... I laid each one out on the counter and splashed the with straight bechlorinator... they ALL SURVIVED, I don't know how. but I'm very thankful for it now, later in life. Nothing more vengeful than heartbroken 7year old lemme tell you that...
(*then again, I grew up basically hating my sister. So, you know, I spent as much time as I could trying to destroy her.... and doing anything and everything horrible that I could. Like her ever so beloved MMMBop CD that was nearly impossible to get because every last preteen girl was out buying it and it was sold out for moooonths?? Yeah. The day after she got in and poisoned the house with that "song", I snuck in her room and took the steel grill brush to it)