11-13-2008, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by studioskim3
lol... nice of you to think about what your actions will lead to... I don't think, I just act. I would've straight out told her she is doin it wrong.
I did! I told her a long time ago that bettas need a heater, a larger tank, and that if she got a larger tank she could get a small filter to make life easier. I also told her straight that he was going to die if he didn't get any heat. I even offered to adopt him from her so that she would not have to pay for it! SHE JUST DIDN'T LISTEN!!! She also knows that I am quite knowledgeable about fish, and still she doesn't heed my advice. It was only upon the verge of starting an all out war with her that I forced myself to make priorities. I mean, I'm just not going to get any support fighting for betta rights, and the only thing that I would accomplish is ruining my own record.
Here's the unbelievable thing that happened today. After I helped the girl who changes his water (at least he gets floated to acclimate to the temperature when I'm around) they tried to feed him. He has not been eating anything but the occasional freeze-dried bloodworm for about a month now. I should also tell you that it is getting really cold now, and his color is fading even worse on his fins and his face is completely gray. So what do I hear the teacher saying "Try feeding him a bloodworm, he is so spoiled that he doesn't seem to be eating his pellets anymore." Then the teacher and some students start talking about how spoiled he is and how fish can be spoiled! WHAT!!!!!!! SHE KNEW THAT HE WAS ON THE VERGE OF DYING LAST WEEK, HOW IS HE NOW SPOILED!? The betta is not eating because he is in such bad condition! My betta is a spoiled fish. 5.5 gallons to himself, a heater, filter, nice silk plants, social interaction with me every day, and a complete diet of frozen bloodworms, betta flakes, brine shrimp, and occasionally some tropical fish flakes. Soon I will be picking up some frozen daphnia as well. That is a spoiled fish, not a half dead betta in a freezing bowl. Did she forget everything I told her? Is she BLIND!? I can't even believe that anyone so stupid could be a teacher. Well, enough of my ranting but that just totally caught me off guard.