oh god she saw the peta.org junk :l yea I went through that 1 night phase to... felt bad then I was like: Well im make things better by improving the aquarium and fish I own and will own.Thanks. I'll look into calcium supplements and how it affects the balance of the aquarium. I need to be sure whatever I do will be okay for the shrimp and neon tetra.
And just to add, yes, I do believe we should not own any pets. Cats and dogs have been domesticated over hundreds of years so there is a bit of an exception there. Rescue pets are fine by me as well if they are placed in a better environment.
Don't get me wrong though, I appreciate and love communities like these. We are all here to help each other. I just have an issue with the unregulated industry and clueless people out there who take on this hobby not knowing anything about it, myself included. It's almost like we need to have a license first before owning fish. Something needs to be done about the pet industry and more people need to be aware of what goes on BEHIND THE SCENES of this hobby.
Compassion for all life!
in other words I moved on an removed the stick from out my body.
Also about the link where you said your selling your fish, congratz (serious congratz) but I think it was completely unnecessary to point out that other guys sale, completely unnecessary. Maybe he is getting rid of his stock because He just found out that those fish of his is something he obviously cant take care of. its better to come to those terms than saying "hey ill flush these guys down the toilet" so be thankful rather than complaining and complaining over an over again, complaining and being negative doesn't make a difference to anything. now im not saying be happy and all yippy and stuff but, you get my point. Also cant say im a vegan, I practically eat an 8oz burger every day for dinner and sausage with bacon and eggs for breakfast. I went vegetarian once and it was good for a bit there, but I eventually missed steak and hamburgers on the grill, and butchering my own chickens & ducks on the farm. To this day I do that ^ and I love it. also when your vegan you cant eat any products related to animals right? like cheese and such?