I once worked with a girl named Savannah who was usually nice, sweet, and fairly good-looking, but in the brains department she wasn't very bright. Her grandmother lived down the street from us and she was a rather strange lady herself. I once had my own betta fish and she brought up the fact that she once had one too. But whether it was a family decision or not, they no longer wanted to be betta fish owners. So instead of finding someone to take care of it, they decide not to feed it ever again. And this apparently lasted many days before the fish finally passed away. I do pity the fish, that was not a good way to go. Responsibility of pets is not for everyone but everyone should have the decency of finding a new care-taker before they cast their pets into the realm of suffering.