BettaMommy I haven't read this whole thread. Just the first few posts. I'm sorry you had that negative experience. I have felt kind of out of place with my family and the few friends I have because of my bettas and because of finally educating myself on proper fish care.
I'm a member of a different type of forum and there is a thread there where you can post pics of your pets. I've only posted my cat because I know I would seem weird posting pics of fish in there. LOL. Especially if I listed out all 17 of them.