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Old 03-21-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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Bad Fish Advice

I'm putting together a list of bad fish advice or rumors or whatever you want to call them for the Facebook thing I'm doing. I was wondering if people want to help me out with the list. Anything from the general ones or the crazy things employees have told you or awful online advice. Just tell me whatever!

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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That schooling fish like tetras do good in groups of three and two

That was my newbie mistake
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:16 PM   #3
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You could fill a very large book with that topic. Recently, I was admiring a tank of neon blue jack dempsey juvies @ my lfs, asked if I liked cichlids (by the kid attending to customers), I replied "yeah, I have some Bolivian rams". His response: "those would do great together!"
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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Well there's the two obvious ones. Goldfish can live in bowls and bettas in vases. :/
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:36 PM   #5
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Catfish eat poop. Really just think about it, does that even make sense? My friends dad told me he went a year without cleaning his tank since his massive Pleco "just eats the poop" the n we got into an argument over whether or not a fish "just grows to the size of it's tank" that's another I don't like. Really, who comes up with these?
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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Well there's the two obvious ones. Goldfish can live in bowls and bettas in vases. :/
On the betta subject, that all they eat are the roots of plants and don't have to feed them :/
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:33 PM   #7
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On the betta subject, that all they eat are the roots of plants and don't have to feed them :/
I hate that one! Whomever came up with that is an idiot. Someone probably did it once and got lucky because the betta ate infusoria from the dirty water that never got changed.
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Fish size of 1 inch per gallon
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:41 PM   #9
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That a goldfish can live in a 1g. Do these people know that they're supposed to be bigger than coy fish? NO!
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:45 PM   #10
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Set up your tank and let it run for a week. Then it will be ready for all the fish you want.

Cycling doesn't work that way!
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