So, first the good news. My fish survived the weekend away! They still look amazing. Seemed grumpy about being woken up at 12 when I was frantically tapping on the glass to see if they were alive, but otherwise they seem absolutely perfect! Kamehameha is getting more yellow on his head! Oh happy days!
I am not sure how I should separate the bad and the ugly since they seem to be about the same for me.
My roommates got some goldfish before I left for the weekend. The 2 of them are in a glass bowl, probably about 1/2 gallon. I honestly am amazed they are still alive. I see no hope for them because we are only allowed to have max 10 gallon tanks, and even then, they wouldn't spend the money.
What I really dreaded apparently happened sometime over the weekend. They got a betta. He is in probably 1/4 gallon. He looks like a huge (normal) betta too (my boys seem so small!). Obviously no heater, cheap pellets, and a bowl that pretty much seems the same size as the one he probably came in. The no heater thing could be fine, but I am right next to the freaking ocean. It gets down to 50 at night and he is right next to a window that is always left open. It is so sad I have to literally sit by and watch him slowly die. I am not particularly friendly with my roommates. When I went up to him tonight he flared at me, so he is in good enough health for now.
I wish there was a way to tell them about proper care, but I tend to come across as a know it all or bossy. I don't want to be on bad terms with them since I do have to live with them. I feel stuck.