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Old 12-22-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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how do you hold your tongue?

There is a local woman selling (and keeping) sets of 3 guppies in a flower vase with half a litre capacity telling her customers as long as you change the water every 2 months the fish are healthy and happy in there. No filtration, no air stone, nothing. She also states "they will breed happily in the vase".

Stupid but I'm a really emotional person and I'm in tears over this woman.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:16 PM   #2
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They won't even have enough oxygen!! It's animal cruelty! At least the poor bettas in those setups have the labyrinth organ to let them breathe, but the guppies will just die! Do you know the woman? Could you talk to her about it?
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:19 PM   #3
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prove her wrong in a nice way if you can! Hope they are not dead yet.
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She claims she has several of these vases in her own house and "I've only ever lost two fish. I've been breeding and selling them for 5 years, I know what I'm doing. If you don't overfeed them you only have to change their water once every two months".

I have kindly offered advice but she has turned defensive because she's been doing it so long.
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Wow... People annoy me when they act high and mighty and won't even listen to what someone else has to say. That's like saying if you've been riding a horse sitting in the saddle backwards for five years, you know what you're doing...
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She claims she has several of these vases in her own house and "I've only ever lost two fish. I've been breeding and selling them for 5 years, I know what I'm doing. If you don't overfeed them you only have to change their water once every two months".

I have kindly offered advice but she has turned defensive because she's been doing it so long.
Let's hope she is lying! I don't know what to say but I still don t agree with her!
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Now I'm accused of trying to steal her customers for myself. I don't even breed or sell fish. She gave me the "I'm trying to make money for my children's Christmas presents" line, that doesn't mean you can be cruel to fish!

Well even though she got angry at me I hope it makes her rethink her fish.
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Now I'm accused of trying to steal her customers for myself. I don't even breed or sell fish. She gave me the "I'm trying to make money for my children's Christmas presents" line, that doesn't mean you can be cruel to fish!

Well even though she got angry at me I hope it makes her rethink her fish.
Prove it to her by the computer or a book or maybe even a experienced person. Make sure you tell her your not breeding fish but your just trying to help them.
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Oh, bringing her children's Xmas into it is low! This person blows my mind... :O
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Oh, bringing her children's Xmas into it is low! This person blows my mind... :O
I know right! I wouldnt be able to hold my tongue!
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