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Old 12-11-2015, 01:48 AM   #1
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Taking fish out for pictures

I'm blown away by all the pics I'm seeing on Instagram of fish laying in the palms of their owners while the owners take pictures of them.

Am I wrong in thinking this is horrible for the fish??

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Old 12-11-2015, 02:10 AM   #2
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I would think it is.. Plus the salts and anything else on your hands could harm the fish by damaging slime coat.

I take pictures of my fish in the tank. Only take them out if there's a very specific reason to such as disease.


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Step 1, delete Instagram. Step 2, don't pick up Pintrest, either. There's a lot of dumb there.
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Step 1, delete Instagram. Step 2, don't pick up Pintrest, either. There's a lot of dumb there.

I use Instagram everyday to help new owners with disease and questions they have.

4500 fishy followers and half of them are new owners seeking guidance and advice. There is always the ignorant few(and I've gone head to head with them) but many are new and need help.

It's a great outreach to the younger fish community that might not be old enough to join here or are not allowed to sign up to websites.

I have a link in my bio on Instagram that sends people straight to the homepage of this forum if there's a question I can't answer.


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I use Instagram everyday to help new owners with disease and questions they have.

4500 fishy followers and half of them are new owners seeking guidance and advice. There is always the ignorant few(and I've gone head to head with them) but many are new and need help.

It's a great outreach to the younger fish community that might not be old enough to join here or are not allowed to sign up to websites.

I have a link in my bio on Instagram that sends people straight to the homepage of this forum if there's a question I can't answer.


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Caleb you're doing the fish lords work. I'd get into a screaming match with every idiot
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Caleb you're doing the fish lords work. I'd get into a screaming match with every idiot

Trust me dude... There's a few on there too dumb to insult.. Breaking far beyond ethical boundaries. Just gotta ignore them and help the ones that want to learn


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If you handle a fish to roughly or with dry hands you'll strip the slime coat leaving them prone to infection. I've caught bass with infected hand prints on them.. no joke..

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Trust me dude... There's a few on there too dumb to insult.. Breaking far beyond ethical boundaries. Just gotta ignore them and help the ones that want to learn


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I would see too many clown loaches in small tanks and snap...

On topic, don't take fish out of water! Seems kinda common sense!
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I use Instagram everyday to help new owners with disease and questions they have.

4500 fishy followers and half of them are new owners seeking guidance and advice. There is always the ignorant few(and I've gone head to head with them) but many are new and need help.

It's a great outreach to the younger fish community that might not be old enough to join here or are not allowed to sign up to websites.

I have a link in my bio on Instagram that sends people straight to the homepage of this forum if there's a question I can't answer.


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What's your Instagram, Caleb? I'll go check it out!


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I'm glad you were prodded into sharing that info! Pretty sure you're getting some backup now
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