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My best friend's kids want a fish tank.
Her response: Keeping fish is very hard. You should talk to Aunt Meenu about it.
Her husband's response: No it's not. You get a little bowl, stick a betta in, and when it dies in three weeks, you get a new one.:shock:

Really? Between my being in the hobby and her being a biologist, how can he have such a callous attitude? Does he not listen??

 

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Ugh, sadly to a lot of people, they are 'just fish'.
 

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I'm going to quote a Fishlore moderator in response to this one:

By and large, people are stupid-Sirdarksol.

I remember this every time someone annoys me with ignorance to fish and their needs.
 

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Sad.... I always remember what my late grand father used to say to me... "Never argue with a fool, people may not be able to tell the difference"
 

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bolivianbaby said:
I'm going to quote a Fishlore moderator in response to this one:

By and large, people are stupid-Sirdarksol.
Criminy! I said that?






I mean, I think it all the time, and I express it to my wife and close friends all the time, but I can't believe I actually put it on the forum here. ;D
 
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sirdarksol said:
Criminy! I said that?






I mean, I think it all the time, and I express it to my wife and close friends all the time, but I can't believe I actually put it on the forum here. ;D
lol... it's quite famous. You're quoted in peoples' signatures, on threads...
 

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well that's pretty much my husband's attitude. I actually thought about starting a thread on it! lol. he's like, umm, do you really need to do all this work? why are you changing the water all the time. can't u do it every month? I told him someone said, dilution is the solution to pollution. he laughed at me.

he likes the fish and all, but just doesn't understand anything at all that goes into it.

everyone on here should be very proud that they take the time to actually care about their fish pets!
 

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Lol jers that quote was me I think and was from one of my vet profs

I know that attitude and after awhile it gets to the point where you just stop talking fish with some people :S
 

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jerilovesfrogs said:
well that's pretty much my husband's attitude. I actually thought about starting a thread on it! lol. he's like, umm, do you really need to do all this work? why are you changing the water all the time. can't u do it every month? I told him someone said, dilution is the solution to pollution. he laughed at me.

he likes the fish and all, but just doesn't understand anything at all that goes into it.

everyone on here should be very proud that they take the time to actually care about their fish pets!
Well put.
 

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jerilovesfrogs said:
well that's pretty much my husband's attitude. I actually thought about starting a thread on it! lol. he's like, umm, do you really need to do all this work? why are you changing the water all the time. can't u do it every month? I told him someone said, dilution is the solution to pollution. he laughed at me.

he likes the fish and all, but just doesn't understand anything at all that goes into it.
Exact same thing my girlfriend says, and she even bought me the tank!!!
 

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jerilovesfrogs said:
well that's pretty much my husband's attitude. I actually thought about starting a thread on it! lol. he's like, umm, do you really need to do all this work? why are you changing the water all the time. can't u do it every month? I told him someone said, dilution is the solution to pollution. he laughed at me.

he likes the fish and all, but just doesn't understand anything at all that goes into it.

everyone on here should be very proud that they take the time to actually care about their fish pets!
LOL. I read your post to my boyfriend because that's exactly what he sounds like, in addition to "why can't you put more fish in the tank" or "let's get the nice looking fish".
 

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LICfish said:
LOL. I read your post to my boyfriend because that's exactly what he sounds like, in addition to "why can't you put more fish in the tank" or "let's get the nice looking fish".
"Nice looking"?? What fish are nice looking and what fish of yours not make the cut?
 

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That is easy Try this tell him lets do something for a week let me put you on a kiddy pool for a week with just water and a mask with a snorkel lets see if he gets bored and last a week in the pool. I'll bet he die in the pool too, and tell him no problem that you're gonna get you a biker now..

On man did I just started something again from another post to continue here?
 
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navyscuba said:
and tell him no problem that you're gonna get you a biker now..
That's hilarious... and first thing in the morning. Thanks.
 

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lol, oh was it you red? it just stuck in my mind....it's catchy plus very true.

LICfish: he actually has said....oh I like the rasboras.....but i'm just looking forward to other fish. he doesn't understand the fish have to "get along", AND fit into your aquarium size. i'm finishing the school of razzys, then probably getting corys. then a honey gourami. hope he approves! lol. I have snails, and I said to him last night, come look at the snail teetering on this plant. he's like, oh yeah, that's the same as watching grass grow. what?! he's too impatient to appreciate the snails.
 

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