I see your point. I'm not sure some will take all help given just because some might intimate them, as in for example one tells them to add 3 tsp AQ Salt per gal and another says only add 1 tsp per gal. I can see how that could confuse some or scare them as to what is best to do, they are already afraid their fish could possibly die. I have seen this happen on another forum...
Not sure if that is kind of what your meaning or not, sorry if it's not... :)
Oh no, I meant it in that a user would say that they won't do something we suggest we tell them because "I know someone who had bettas and they didn't do that."
It's ignorance, and I don't like it.
Especially considering not EVERYONE does things right. Just because my grandmother gave her dog a bath everyday and used body spray on it (which she did), doesn't mean I should do it.
Some people don't understand that just because a fish is alive doesn't mean he's happy... Like the "My friend has a betta she's had for 4 years and only feeds every other day and it's a quart of water and she's never done a 100% water change" story... You didn't mention that te fish's scales fall off and it's fins are nonexistent.
When I was posting for the first time in the emergency forum I wasn't aware of the form/template. In all honesty, I should have checked for one, seeing as most forums geared towards animal care, with an emergency section, have one. However, I was on a one track mindset with my sick betta and didn't think to check.
I think this is the case of a lot of new members who come on here looking for help for their sick betta(s).
Ooopppssss missed your post some how. I agree, new member or not there is that mindset of my Betta is sick and that is the only thing on your mind and reacting as quickly as possible to help them...
Anyone who loves their betta wants them to stop being uncomfortable/sick ASAP. If I could choose between my fish being sick for a few days or a few weeks, I'd of course choose a few days. Also, fish deteriorate fast. If you catch illnesses early, usually they only take a few days to heal. If you catch them in the mid-late stages, it's harder, maybe even impossible, to treat.