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Old 08-29-2012, 05:57 PM   #71 
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Do people not hear themselves on here? So many people admit that they have made mistakes when they started keeping fish but then turn around and belittle the first timers who are making the same mistakes. I have recieved lots of great information from this site, no doubt life saving info for my betta. BUT I have also seen people attack and judge others for asking a question. People often read a simple question from a poster and assume they are doing everything wrong and get very nasty. It's wrong here and it's wrong in person. Don't assume because someone may be making mistakes with their fish care that they are awful people who abuse animals. They are just misinformed or uninformed. Like YOU used to be. Offer friendly advise, don't shame them. Shaming someone will not make them better pet keepers, giving them advise without judgement will. Be helpful not hurtful.
+1 Great post.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:06 PM   #72 
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I've been keeping fish {off and on} for over 20 years. As I get into different species, I realize I know very little and have made a few mistakes even recently. Thanks to forums like this, I have been able to learn what I'm doing or have done wrong and am able to correct my mistakes. The issue is, there are SO MANY people out there who give misinformation and sometimes wading through the BS is harder than finding facts. The trouble is everyone wants to be a doctor and only a fraction of them have a degree.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:34 PM   #73 
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Yay I'm a girl!
For some reason I found that really funny
Some people are just stubborn (;
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:59 PM   #74 
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Do people not hear themselves on here? So many people admit that they have made mistakes when they started keeping fish but then turn around and belittle the first timers who are making the same mistakes. I have recieved lots of great information from this site, no doubt life saving info for my betta. BUT I have also seen people attack and judge others for asking a question. People often read a simple question from a poster and assume they are doing everything wrong and get very nasty. It's wrong here and it's wrong in person. Don't assume because someone may be making mistakes with their fish care that they are awful people who abuse animals. They are just misinformed or uninformed. Like YOU used to be. Offer friendly advise, don't shame them. Shaming someone will not make them better pet keepers, giving them advise without judgement will. Be helpful not hurtful.
This here is why I don't talk about my fish tanks on this forum because I know that I will berated by the "stuff" that I need. Personally I think that information is great to receive but it needs to be handled differently. I've seen people with great intentions 'tell' people what they need instead of 'suggesting' improvement.

I will say, though, that I am grateful for all the information I was given through this community because I now have 5 balanced and thriving fish tanks that I love to look at and work on. It is the newer members that need a small lesson on conveyance of information to quit rubbing other members the wrong way.

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I've been keeping fish {off and on} for over 20 years. As I get into different species, I realize I know very little and have made a few mistakes even recently. Thanks to forums like this, I have been able to learn what I'm doing or have done wrong and am able to correct my mistakes. The issue is, there are SO MANY people out there who give misinformation and sometimes wading through the BS is harder than finding facts. The trouble is everyone wants to be a doctor and only a fraction of them have a degree.
The bold part made me laugh and is so true.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:09 PM   #75 
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3 cories 2 otos guppies 1 Betta 1 emperor tetra 2 assassin snails 1 galaxy rasbora gonna get more as soon as possible plants.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:14 PM   #76 
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The teddy tank also comes with feed ounce a week Betta myths and a dead fish for your spoiled brat teddy tank. I spend over 300 dollars a year on my fish and I am only 15.
How do you get 300 dollars a year if you are only 15?
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:20 PM   #77 
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How do you get 300 dollars a year if you are only 15?
10 dollars a week technically 520 I guess because the therapy and my pills I practically choke on them perfect grades and putting up with "specialist"who know nothing about Asperger syndrome the Idiot who originally diagnosed me said i would never accomplish anything he did not seem to know what an HFA is.Oh and i have physical problems bad back bad legs no energy or B12 and the fact i am in constant pain.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:20 PM   #78 
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This is why I can't stand to hang out with most people... They dont want their ego crushed...
I guess most people don't want to hang out with you either, if you go around crushing egos...
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:22 PM   #79 
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3 cories 2 otos guppies 1 Betta 1 emperor tetra 2 assassin snails 1 galaxy rasbora gonna get more as soon as possible plants.
How many guppies? Have you thought about putting the cories or otos into your 10 gallon?
I'd say, without getting rid of any fish.. You could get 5 galaxy rasbora and 4 more emperor tetra.
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How many guppies? Have you thought about putting the cories or otos into your 10 gallon?
I'd say, without getting rid of any fish.. You could get 5 galaxy rasbora and 4 more emperor tetra.
I can not my Betta would kill them he is hyper aggressive.
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