I do not know what to do. Am I just silly? How do I respond to this?
Two days ago, one of my housemates said he was "tired of his betta" which was sick (because he was not taking care of it properly). He took it out of the tank and threw it outside on the lawn so it would die a quick death.
Today, one of my housemates said, "Well since you are making that fish tank (I am making a black water tank), let's get rid of my Betta fish."
Get rid of the Betta fish? As in, throw it outside on the lawn? Her betta was recently ill and I nursed it back to health. Betta meds, malachite green, medicated food, you name it. Now she wants to "get rid of it?"
How does one just "get rid" of fish? She said to me, "Well it is just a fish." Her Betta is in a sick tank but is well now and ready to leave it. I have been scaping (dry start) a 5.5 gallon tank for it. Eco-Complete, Driftwood, the whole nine yards. Now she says she doesn't want it anymore. I mean --- and she says - "well why does it need a 5 gallon tank? In the store, they are in little cups. It is fine."