Originally Posted by MrVampire181
Thanks DQ! It takes a lot of work to breed and when I posts like I have been seeing (even worse on youtube) it breaks my heart because no one is telling these new breeders what they are doing wrong or what they have not been lectured on. I cannot stress the importance of taking the long route with breeding... that means proper fish, equipment, and food. There is more success and it's worth it.
That is the BIGGEST problem I have to address and explain a bit more into dept. First I want to say that OP I mean not to be rude and these implications are not directed strait to you, but to new breeders in general.
On this forum I have noticed a lot of things. In the beginning of my presence here, I noticed that people were doing the right thing by lecturing new breeders that came to the forum only searching for answers to questions that any real breeder would get in a heartbeat. We told them to research and little questions were okay since they weren't something drastic like "How do I know when the female has had enough" (Mind you that I HAVE heard all the questions on this forum before)
Another absolutely insane question that really got to me was " How can I tell when the fish are done having sex?" This question really made me angry. I left it alone because I knew that it would have been inappropriate to reply with something that was rude.
That question is not only inappropriate, but it is very ignorant since any person really interested in fish would know they don't have "sex", and very disrespectful to the species in general. That is where IMO it was crossing the line and very inappropriate considering we have younger kids on this forum.
All I am trying to point out is that before it was okay to lecture a person about breeding, but later it was considered "Bashing" and mean to criticize in what I thought was a civilized way. Of course things have changed, but i dont think just handing the information to new breeders that join the forum for answers is okay. Its rude and sad for the fry.