Originally Posted by Madmilkman
Just watched an episode of Tanked. Those IDIOTS put 12 redcap goldfish in a 5 gallon tank. I am happy to have found this forum because I would have thought that was cool a few months ago but have gained more knowledge on the aquarium hobby thanks to people on here. Sorry..... Just wanted to vent my frustration with that show.
I was watching that to with my boyfriend, my first thought was like on they will put a betta in it. Then I heard them say 12 goldfish and my jaw dropped ><. They do this a lot. They overstock their tanks and I really think or hope that it is just for the show. In which case it makes it worse because people who don't know better, watch the show and take advice from what they saw. But hopefully for the health of the fish, they do remove them after they are done filming. To be honest, I think Tracy Morgan is pretty knowledgeable about his fish and hopefully if they don't take them out, he will. He is passionate about his fish.
I have to admit though, I had aquariums almost my whole childhood and I stopped doing them in my teenage years. My grandfather use to have close to 6 planted tanks and he did everything the old fashion way. After he passed, I stop doing it. Watching that show really brought my passion back and made me realize just how much I missed my fish. Thanks to this forum also, I have taken another step into the area of planted tanks which is something I never did prior to coming here for information. So I am thankful to both.