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Old 06-01-2005, 05:16 PM   #1
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I'm very upset

I have a 2 gallon betta tank that I have had on my desk in my office for about 2 or 2 1/2 years. I have never had a problem anywhere near or like this before. I saw some weird glob formation on the side of my tank so I went to look closer, and I see betta pellets, lots and lots of betta pellets on the bottom of the tank, floating, stuck to the filter intake, on the side of my tank. It's disgusting and I am very upset and mad. Like I said, I have had this tank on my desk for 2+ years and have never had a problem before. I feed him mid-end of the work day only a few pellets. Sometimes co-workers come in and ask to feed him and they do it like I tell them to. I showed the office manager when she was in my office and she thinks possibly the cleaning people brought their kids in with them last night. Looks like I am gonna have to hide the pellets from now on. I will add some fresh water today to top off the tank, but I am bringing in a vacuum and a bucket tomorrow to get them all out of there. I am just so upset.

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maybe leave a post it on the tank that "this betta is an attack fish, and will jump up and bite the fingers of any smallish person that might place fingers close by"
Or this one might be easier... "DO NOT feed me"

That stinks that you have to even worry about it. Lets hope it doesnt happen again.
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the good thing is you noticed it before major damage was done...I would be upset too.
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maybe leave a post it on the tank that "this betta is an attack fish, and will jump up and bite the fingers of any smallish person that might place fingers close by"
Melody, you've met me, you know I am a smallish person!

Hara, yeah, I am very glad I noticed this now.
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That sucks Lori. Glad your betta is ok. I shudder to think of other possibilities that could have been put in there by the "cleaning peoples children". Melody has seen me and I'm a big person. I'm one who might wait around for the cleaning crew.
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hehe... I can see us all now... sitting behind the desk after lights out, waiting for kids to ambush....
Ok Lori... so your a smallish person, but your Betta likes you... hey, guard dogs dont generally attack their owners... so whats the diff?
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Lori...I can certainly understand the frustration (not at being small) but having others interfere with your property, not to mention the fact that they are fish. I like the idea of ambushing the perpetrators though....

*On a side note...I did have problems reading the title of your post..
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I am glad your little fish is ok. I would be SO mad. Its not only bad for your poor fishie but someone took something that did not belong to them and used it with out asking. That is what really gets me.
A funny story about a lady I knew... she had some kid from her day care decide her fish looked hungry, and dropped a hotdog in the bowl. 8O that poor fish did not make it.
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*On a side note...I did have problems reading the title of your post..
I have no idea what you're talking about
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I can relate to the public tank problem.. I've had a few of my own at work.. The one that freaked me out the worst was someone kicked off the power to the heater and filter on my brichardi tank.. I wasn't pleased.

Hope your fish makes it thru this ok.

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