:evil: i don't really care what these people may have thought... a pet is a pet. a living creature. find out how to take care of it, and if you can't/ won't, give the damn thing away to someone who has the brains/ time. poor little fella... but at least now they don't have the tank anymore. good luck with it cich, hope it doesn't leak. the fact that the fish was still in the tank suggests it may not be a leaker.