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So, I buy a betta.

Then you buy a betta.

Then I find out that you never change his water.

:icon_eek:

THEN I find out you dont know about "New Tank Syndrome".

Then I happen to walk into your house to see your new fish. Dead.

Well....maybe it's because you threw water in there without water conditioner and bought them the same day you bought the tank.

So, heres the run down:

1 betta. In a .5 gallon bowl. UNCONDITIONED WATER.
16-- Oh yes, 16 black skirts, dead, in a 6 gallon. Unconditioned, no filter, a plant, and a turtle. No places to hide.

My neighbor irks me, yes they do. I want to save their betta so much, but there is no tank, and my mom wont let me.

Just...GRAH.
 

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Dont worry, I did so. All the mother did was shrug her shoulders and tell me "it's just fish". I dont know how she could say all too much to it though, she spent her money on it.
 

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Maybe make a comparison to a giant owning a human and keeping it in a 6'x6' box with no toilet, and the giant saying "It's just a human"? Lol that's the only thing I can think of now:icon_roll

Hey, maybe you can buy them a real tank and filter and heater for a Christmas present:)

.....that actually sounds like an awesome idea!

I talked to them today, but they wouldn't agree to changing the water in their house....so I asked them if I could take him over to my house and they agreed. That betta must be a fighter, they've had him for two months with un-conditioned and unchanged water.

I changed his water at my place and I hope I didn't stress him too much on the walk over(bowl was obviously small enough to carry, over a hundred yards from their front door to mine). Him and my own betta Jester had a little flare-fest for a while, and I brought over some of my own fake plants, and some gravel. Their kids had fun arranging the plants, but the bowl wasn't big enough for the other cave I had. :(

But, I think he's alot happier now. I know their daughter is-- after I told her about changing needs I'm sure she was worried about it. The parents do like the looks of more plants in there though-- maybe I should introduce them to live plants?
 
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