What's the dumbest advice you've ever been told about fish care?

Tobiassorensen

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'They can all go in together'. Once saw a family shopping at a popular farm/store, an enthusiatic sales guy bringing them round. Bought a 10g ,1 red ear slider, 2 oscars 10 guppys 2 redtail gourami, 2 angelfish, 2 bala shark, 2 IDs, air pump, corner filter, lights, pirate ship, 2 sword plants, bag of multi color pebbles and a bottle of anti chlorine.
Well a pinch of salt, pepper and some chilis a 300w heater and youve got yourself an nice fishstew :ROFL:
 

esoxlucius

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that's the reason. The salesperson would be able to see the mom again when they bring the fish back
Ahh, but's that where you could be wrong. When they eventually take the pile of smelly dead fish back it'll be DAD who gets that job, not the hot mum. And dad's probably built like a brick outhouse and he'll waste that sales guys sorry ass!

This threads just getting silly now :grinyes:

:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
 

Galantspeedz

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Ahh, but's that where you could be wrong. When they eventually take the pile of smelly dead fish back it'll be DAD who gets that job, not the hot mum. And dad's probably built like a brick outhouse and he'll waste that sales guys sorry ass!

This threads just getting silly now :grinyes:

:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
not if it is a single mum :mwave:
 

mattybecks

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-"Silver arowana in this large 3ft tank for life will be fine". Kept emphasizing the word "large"
- "This is a very powerful filter (standard powerhead with sponge on it). You don't need to do water changes with this, only top up water levels."
- "no no no sir, you are incorrect. These are Piranaha, not Pacu"
- When going around the store and asking how big each fish gets (Koi, ID sharks, mollies, Oscars, angels etc... anything I pointed at: "about this big sir" (opens his hand and shows me the distance between his thumb and index finger")
- One of my favorites: "Sir, just use the water from the old tank to cycle the new tank, all the bacteria are in the water. If you buy this new filter you can just take some of this old tank water and the aquarium will be cycled".
 
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FINWIN

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Damn i wanna learn how to cycle a over night.
Shee oot...I wasted 8 weeks cycling my 225 for nuthin.'

I did try the cotton balls in the filters when I was 10. They made nice sludge bricks and clogged up.

I also had a goldfish that developed a large blister on the side. So, I tried the 'hot compress' with a warm wet cloth. The blister popped. I then added iodine to the spot. Goldfish belly up in a week. I wonder if me never changing water had something to do with it???? :hitting:
 
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