Anyone own fish? With all the dog and cat threads, I figured I would start a fish thread. My Mom somewhat recently bought some Betta fish (aka Siamese Fighting fish), one brilliant blue male and two smaller blue females. Without doing any research, studying their habits and aggression patterns, the Male ended up killing the two females on the first day when put together… and one of those was my favorite fish. Whenever you would walk up to the tank, she would swim up close to you as if she was greeting you. As a result, I started calling the male “OJ.” The male Bettas are extremely aggressive and territorial, and unless it's time to mate, they tend to fight and kill whatever other fish are around, especially if those are other males. Never knew that they would snipe the females unless it was time to get it on. After learning the hard way, my Mom bought another female Betta and separated her from the male, but after a couple of months, she developed “popeye” which could have been the result of running into one of the tank decorations or dirty, contaminated water, which couldn’t be the case as the tank was cleaned every couple of days. She died yesterday from complications of popeye, we’re guessing and the remedy medicine didn’t work. At any rate, does anyone own fish? It would be cool to hear some stories especially if someone knows about popeye and has a working remedy. I’ve seen several youtube videos, but it’s always nice to hear a first-hand account instead of someone who posts strictly for likes and popularity.