Originally Posted by dramaqueen
The guy probably thinks that it's like breeding guppies. Just throw them in a tank and let nature take it's course.
When I'm on Yahoo Answers (sometimes for lulz, most of the time to try to save some fish) I see loads of people backing up their facts with "I breed guppies!" Well, I have two thumbs, so that person and I are on the same intellectual level.
I'm not hating on guppy breeders. But it seems like when these people take steps into the breeding process, whether they are successful or not, they immediately have the attitude of "Well, I breed fish, so I know what I'm talking about." And I hate that because they give out toxic information.
So when I see someone trying to lecture me or someone else about keeping fish, I bombard them with questions. Most of the time, they can't answer the most basic parts, and I end up giving the proper information to the people who need it.
Thankfully, most of the answers I give on Yahoo are chosen as the best answers. (As if that means something.)