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post #11 of 32 Old 03-31-2011, 07:03 PM
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no offense but your brother sounds like a d-bag.. i mean your fish didn't do anything wrong..
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post #12 of 32 Old 03-31-2011, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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no offense but your brother sounds like a d-bag.. i mean your fish didn't do anything wrong..


Oh I know. He has anger problems. When he gets mad at something, he will throw things, break things, threaten you. He's never done anything to me before because I never piss him off. I understand that what I did is really frustrating toward him, and in his mind he wanted to get me back, but he didn't have to take it out on my animals.
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sounds like a spoiled rotten douche, your parents must be proud.
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post #14 of 32 Old 03-31-2011, 07:58 PM
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ok now im not trying to be rude but is he like developmentally disabled?
or just very immature for his age?
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As a School Counselor who deals with kids, I have to weigh in on this. Taking anger out in such a way, really does indicate your brother needs help. Why don't you in a respectful way approach your parents, share your concern and tell them you think it's important they seek help for him now, before it is too late, and he really does harm to someone else or himself.

I don't think incidents like this can be minimized and if your parents are in denial, you may want to go to someone at your school (I'm assuming you are a minor in school) and see if they can connect your family and/or brother with resources.

That is really sad, and he will likely escalate to more dangerous behaviors if he is allowed to without help.

Best of luck to you and your fish.

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post #16 of 32 Old 03-31-2011, 08:36 PM
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I think the tank should be fine with a good clean with water (NO BLEACH), make sure you rince the decor as well.
just curious here. i noticed you emphasized NO BLEACH. my uncle has a tank that he's never used for any live animals. he just places his fancy rocks in it, and fills it up with water, and it looks pretty cool. but after awhile it would start to get kinda scummy, so the last time i was there, he told me how he put bleach in the water in an attempt to keep algae from growing. i've been suggesting to him he should put some fish in there eventually, and he's said he might. but if he put bleach in the water, is it gonna cause a problem even if he cleans it afterwards. is it impossible to remove bleach or something?
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ok now im not trying to be rude but is he like developmentally disabled?
or just very immature for his age?


hes a normal student, not disabled.. just anger problems and he did it out of spite to get me back
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As a School Counselor who deals with kids, I have to weigh in on this. Taking anger out in such a way, really does indicate your brother needs help. Why don't you in a respectful way approach your parents, share your concern and tell them you think it's important they seek help for him now, before it is too late, and he really does harm to someone else or himself.

I don't think incidents like this can be minimized and if your parents are in denial, you may want to go to someone at your school (I'm assuming you are a minor in school) and see if they can connect your family and/or brother with resources.

That is really sad, and he will likely escalate to more dangerous behaviors if he is allowed to without help.

Best of luck to you and your fish.

i know, i definitely agree.. my parents yell at him and say its wrong but they dont do anything... his temper is so bad that he threw a shovel through the storm door. he knew we were getting a new door the next day so in his mind he probably thought, well it doesnt matter if i break it anyway. but still, not normal. im a senior in college, going for teaching.
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just curious here. i noticed you emphasized NO BLEACH. my uncle has a tank that he's never used for any live animals. he just places his fancy rocks in it, and fills it up with water, and it looks pretty cool. but after awhile it would start to get kinda scummy, so the last time i was there, he told me how he put bleach in the water in an attempt to keep algae from growing. i've been suggesting to him he should put some fish in there eventually, and he's said he might. but if he put bleach in the water, is it gonna cause a problem even if he cleans it afterwards. is it impossible to remove bleach or something?


i heard of people doing both and i never heard of their fish suffering or dying from it. but i wouldnt recommend bleach tho, just cuz it seems so strong ya know.
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post #20 of 32 Old 04-01-2011, 12:43 AM
bleach is chlorine and will kill fish/bacteria/most things, I'm sure you have dechlorinator though....

nail-polish is acetone and probably would of killed your fish pretty quickly if your sis hadn't gotten them out. HOWEVER I think you should count yourself lucky he didn't know what his weapon of choice was. Acetone dissolves/eats plastics on contact.

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