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Old 12-26-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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Fish myths

Im sure we've all heard silly myths about fish and I wanted to post a thread to share them and maybe have people confirm/bust it.

I've heard that anything red is invisible to fish or just a shape, not detailed.
I think this is false because my cichlids can see my jewel cichlid.

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Old 12-27-2013, 02:15 AM   #2
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Posted this elsewhere but I've seen external air pumps used (very briefly) as internal heaters. Also that it was ok to have water back-flow into the air pump. Can't think of the other one, will post if I remember.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:21 AM   #3
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Taking care of aquariums is easy.
I don't know how many times somebody has come to my house saying that they like my aquariums and saying that they might do it.
Then I tell them what my weekly schedule is and then it turns them off of the idea. And I have freshwater.
Props to all salt-waterers!
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:54 AM   #4
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Fish do not require dark time, leaving the lights on 24/7 is ok because what's the point of having fish if you cannot see them. HAH
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:08 PM   #5
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I know too many people that insist on keeping goldfish in bowls. They say why else is it called a goldfish bowl.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:29 PM   #6
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I know too many people that insist on keeping goldfish in bowls. They say why else is it called a goldfish bowl.

^this angers me like you would not believe
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:34 PM   #7
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I've spent hours explaining to them why fish bowls are not suitable for any fish
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You don't need to cycle a tank in anyway shape or form.
Betta's like to live in little cups.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:47 PM   #9
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Bettas should be given a filtered cycled tanks like any other fish. Keeping bettas in cups is cruel. In one my lfs they keep them for sale in little 1litre 20oz boxes and boy do they look unhealthy and miserable.
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Which leads me to my next myth. A fish in cycle is as safe and fair as a fishless cycle.
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