When visitors show up and spend the whole visit, looking at your tanks and bettas. No chatting, just looking or asking questions. One would expect more attention from a guest! Hmm a new fish fund if I were to charge admission?
You use your underwater capable camera, ( which you bought for snorkeling in the Ocean and havent yet USED in the ocean) to take AWESOME in tank pics of your fish! (Yep I am guilty of that so much my fish ignore it now and dont run from it/ And the camera now sits by my fish towel...just in case the fish do something COOL!)
Your local fish guy no longer gets up from his chair and greets you....instead he just points to a tank and says "There's your order, look it over and tell me when you're done looking" And he knows it may be a while cuz of course we gotta look at everything else new, and he knows that now.
You panic when you can't find a fish in a tank. And spend the next hour, searching and worrying something happened to it. After 14 mini heart attacks and stress levels though the roof, you find the fish sleeping behind the filter intake, or under the heater.
You become seriously OCD about your fish tank.
And lastly you begin talking to you fish like you do the dog......or the kids....
I sit up at night and worry about this: what if bettas get big as sharks???