Originally Posted by Blackpearl
Sometimes, the older chinese generation dont like to be criticized.
I have seen many of those vases with the space under the plant for the fish when I worked in a craft store. I must confess that I felt tempted to buy one of those (I didn't know any better at that time!!
) because the setup was pretty. Fortunatelly I was too cheap to get them...
I am not chinese, but I find that to be a little bit of prejudice from your part. OLDER people, in general, don't like to be criticized, mainly by younger people, independent of being chinese, indian or american.
Also, from their point of view, the fish is fine, and telling them otherwise probably won't do anything.
It would be the equivalent of someone telling you that your doghouse isn't big enough for your dog, even though you think it is plenty good. But, if someone gives you a larger dog house, well, that is a little different. The only way I can see that situation changing is to show up there with a little bigger container for the fish (preferably one that won't hold a plant above it!!).
It is such a small cost for your piece of mind...