Originally Posted by TaylorW
I was going to give him a 50/50 shot too when I first saw Drax and that vase... Most people that get bettas as gifts or for free, especially if they come from poor conditions and are in a tiny container, the fish usually don't make it.
A lot of people also aren't willing to take proper care of them, and when they get them for free they just don't feel it's worth the effort. Either that or they choose to remain uniformed about fish care. I'm a college student myself, so don't take offense, but college students are also notorious for killing bettas.
But you're a good owner and have proved it, and I'm very glad that you have saved Drax's life! :) :) :)
Now the only problem is that my mom is overfeeding him...
Me: "Ah so how much did he eat today?"
Mom: "Oh 4 of those little pellets, feeding him more now! He seems so hungry!"
Me: "... Please limit it to 2 pellets at every feeding..."
Mom: "He wasn't eating for a week honey! I think mom knows best!"
Me: "..." *Sighs* "Please limit it to 2 in the morning and 2 around dinner..."
Mom: "Alllllllllllllright! But if he starves it's your fault not mine!"
Me: "Of course mother..."
I'll be home tomorrow night... heh...
I think both of my parents enjoy having Drax around now as well, apparently my Dad hovers around the tank alot... as well as my mom's new love of giving Drax extra food. Cept I'm the one whose gonna be cleaning that poop filled tank from all that extra food!