NANFA-- disgusting xmas ripoff

Jay DeLong (
Fri, 1 Dec 2000 21:04:40 -0800

I just saw a fish/plant setup in the mall that consisted of a 12 inch-tall
plant with its roots in a water-filled glass sphere about the size of a
bowling ball. Around the base of the trunk were stones over a cover on the
opening of the sphere, and in the sphere was a male betta swimming among the
plant's roots. The guy selling them told it as a self-contained system
where all one has to do is add water when it evaporates. "The fish nibbles
on the roots and the plant grows on the fish waste" the guy told me. I told
him what bettas really eat and where they're from and that he should be
arrested for false advertising and cruelty to animals. He got ticked off
because I wouldn't let him convince him otherwise and I think I cost him at
least one sale because a couple talking to him before I got there walked
away when they heard what I said. My brother in Dayton told me he saw the
same thing for sale there.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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