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Old 06-27-2005, 11:57 PM   #1
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Betta's as wedding gifts?

A neighbour went to a wedding Sat nite and came knocking on my door Sun morning. He needed fish food for the betta they had been given by the newlyweds! He told me the fish hadn't been fed for 3 days and that the newlyweds had given betta's in glasses to all their guests? Is it just me or is this not only irresponsible but expensive? Many of the wedding guests wouldn't have taken the fish home and there would be all these starving bettas. Not to mention the ones that did take them home, how many of them would have a clue of how to care for them. I was a bit shocked, so I told him to go and buy a 5 gal tank and how to cycle it for the fish's sake. I hope he follows my advice! I have no idea how many guests were at the wedding. My bet is that there are a lot of unwanted betta fish out there now!
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That's too bad.....the newlyweds thought they were being creative when in actuality that was probably a pretty bad idea....
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who in their right mind..... nevermind...
nuff said on my part.
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who in their right mind..... nevermind...
nuff said on my part.
My thoughts exactly!
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we're getting married early next year, I might give everyone a puppy.
or maybe a pet velociraptor.
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you've never heard of that? People using bettas as their center piece and at the end of the night who ever wants them can take them. Its a horrible practice.. think of the poor fish on the tables all night with the noise, table bumping, and glass clanking

Sometimes I wish I could just slap some sense into people
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i've heard of people using them as centrepieces, but the understanding that i got was that everyone was given one as a gift for attending..
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Yuck -- I hate reading about stuff like this. I hope this "fad" passes quickly.
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Problem is...at least one or more of the guests are thinking: "Wow...what a great idea!" and will suggest the same to someone else and the cycle continues.
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Actually no I had never heard of this before. And I hope I never hear of this again. If it were any of my friends I would tell them that it was a horrible idea. I hope the cycle will not continue. It's hard to believe that anyone would consider this a good idea.
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