We went to a wedding this summer and as part of the reception table decorations, the couple used Male Betta fish. Being the animal lover that I am, I asked what the plan was for all the fish at the end of the event. “We’re going to flush them down the terlet!” the father said proudly.
Even a little innocent fish doesn’t deserve that fate! I couldn’t take them all but I ended up with one new companion. After getting the little guy home I felt like he needed some friends. Now, I have two fish tanks. My male Betta sits in my office at my part time school social work job. The children love to come in my office and talk to him.
My second larger tank is at home, set up in my hearth room where our family can enjoy the calm and beauty. I’ve taken to placing our bird stands close to the aquarium since several of our parrots find fish watching to be enjoyable. Smokey, in particular, loves watching fish almost as much as he loves his Bird Sitter Video! This is how we found parrot enrichment, fish tank style!