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Funny Unexpected Difficulties Of Having Pet Fish (Tweets)

For some reason, fish are considered to be one of the easiest pets to raise, but if you've ever had a fish, you know that is so not true. The sudden horror of seeing your fish floating upside down... not many things compare. My first pet was a fish, and for a long time afterwards, it discouraged me from having any pets at all. I mean, if I couldn't handle raising fish, how could I ever handle anything more complicated than that?

Eventually, I got over myself and got a different "more difficult to raise" pet and realizes that fish were by far more difficult to keep. And apparently, I'm not the one the only who thinks that, considering the sudden influx of tweets about the difficulties of raising fish. Thank you, twitter, for yet again making me feel better about myself. 

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    Font - sarah lugor!! @sarahlugor getting a pet fish is 1000x more work than anyone tells you. it should not be ANYONES first pet 9:41 AM Feb 23, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 1,960 Retweets 396 Quote Tweets 33.6K Likes
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    There's so much chemistry involved in raising fish, and if you're unprepared for it, you will probably not be able to keep them for long. The stereotype that raising fish is easy is such a wrong one, and more kids than you realize probably get mildly traumatized by it. I know that I was, seeing my fish who I just names floating in the aquarium I was so excited about. 


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    Font - sarah lugor!! @sarahlugor ... Replying to @sarahlugor same with hamsters 9:41 AM Feb 23, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 36 Retweets 6 Quote Tweets 2,180 Likes
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    Agreed. I've never had a hamster myself, but I've heard many stories from friends of my about the difficulties of raising hamsters - about how they require a lot more care than you expect, and they pass more easily than you'd ever expect. And the pain that any person, but especially kids, experience at seeing that is as real as it would be had it been a cat or a dog. 


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    Product - sarah lugor!! @sarahlugor Replying to @sarahlugor when i had a pet fish and it started floating upside down my heart was beating SO FAST. never wanna go through that again 9:48 AM Feb 23, 2021 - Twitter for iPhone 6 Retweets 4 Quote Tweets 1,749 Likes
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    Moral of these tweets is: don't get a pet if you're not ready to take care of it, no matter what pet it is. From fish to hamsters to cats and dogs. Raising animals comes with difficulties and responsibility that everyone needs to be able to commit to before taking them in. They rely on you to give them what you need. Make sure that you are able to do that for them.


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    Font - sarah lugor!! @sarahlugor ... Replying to @sarahlugor moral of the story just don't get a pet 9:50 AM Feb 23, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 13 Retweets 2 Quote Tweets 1,216 Likes ED
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    Font - Emilie ... @emjisin Replying to @pinkvelvethobi and @sarahlugor It's definitely commitment. You have to clean the tank every week, and I mean, absolutely every week. The second you get lazy your fish is dead 4:40 PM · Feb 23, 2021 · Twitter for Android
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    Vertebrate - chey @whozchey Replying to @sarahlugor yeah pls dont cheap out and put your fishies in a bowl get at LEAST a 5+ gallon for a betta, mines in an 8.5 gallon and hes very very happy, ive had him for over a year, make sure you have water conditioner, some kind of air flow, heating, and places for lil guys to hide <3 TA
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    Plant - ... chey @whozchey Replying to @whozchey and @sarahlugor make sure you cycle your tanks before adding fish!!! check your amonia, PH, nitrite, nitrate, KH, and GH befofe you add fish & every week!!! these are the two testing kits i use:) Test The acceo JAP JAPP AMMONIA NH,/NH, TEST STRI 5 in pH- NO, NO, TEST KIT JUST DIP AA Meses pt Ma Caonate Geed HELPS PREVENT FISH LOSS ESTE EN UN SEL Mesure le hes le due oone AIDE & DIMINUER LA PERTE DE VIVANT Cunmunic polens for ESSALT WATER
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    Font - onesie queso @totallyonesie ... Replying to @sarahlugor Right like you need to set up the fishes tank like a month before you even get it so the tank has the right bacteria needed to eat ammonia that is harmful towards the fish and whatever else. It's a lot of work for an animal that is advertised as a good starting pet for children. 9:52 AM - Feb 23, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
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    Font - zorayah @zorayahresper Replying to @totallyonesie and @sarahlugor pet stores just watch people buy the fish and the tank on the same day like it's okay. some people don't even look up what size tank for one fish they need. you know how many bettas in little bowls i see. 3:30 PM Feb 23, 2021 · Twitter Web App
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    Purple - Allieeeee @AllieEthridge ... Replying to @sarahlugor This is my fish, he's a lot but I love him
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    Font - ro (they/them) @roweeniii Replying to @sarahlugor all that work for a mf u cant even rly interact w no thx 9:42 AM Feb 23, 2021 - Twitter for iPhone 6 Retweets 1,712 Likes
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    Font - sarah lugor!! @sarahlugor Replying to @roweeniii cleaning out that stinky dookie water and you can't even touch the damn thing 9:42 AM · Feb 23, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 7 Retweets 1,849 Likes
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    Font - mo @lamer_mo Replying to @CUmeorah and @sarahlugor my goldfish needed constant maintenance, way more stress and work than my cat. they are not as hardy as pet stores will tell you they are 9:49 AM Feb 23, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
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    Font - may @1ns1demymind Replying to @sarahlugor the amount of effort I've put into taking care of my for a homie that was $10 it's a lot of work betta 9:55 AM Feb 23, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
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    Font - stella ari @stellaristotle Replying to @sarahlugor Right.. I know too many ppl who think it's "easy" to take care of fish, but they just put them in a small glass bowl w fake dollar tree rocks and a fake plant and that's no heater, no filter, no water conditioner... just a depressing glass bowl it. 3:31 PM Feb 23, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
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    Font - solo dolo jojo: @the_urbanl3g3nd ... Replying to @sarahlugor It was my first pet . I added too much of the water cleaning solution in the tank which idk stressed the fish out and the snails I had in there had babies and started eating the fish. 9:44 AM Feb 23, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
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