Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
goldiegeek

Got ripped a new one, confused

Recommended Posts

Hi Guys,

So I like to jump on yahoo answers every once in a while, to check out the goldfish and axolotl questions. Yesterday a guy asked about substrate. He did not want a bare bottom, gravel, or sand. I wrote that I use river rock pebbles that are just large enough that my fish can't suck them up. I also said I use enough to cover 50% of the floor, but spread out evenly so that they can root around, but not have anaerobic pockets.

Another answerer sent me an email saying that I am propagating animal cruelty and should be banned from Yahoo. He said my rocks will rip their fins and that I am killing them with hydrogen sulfide (I thought sand was the major culprit). He goes on to say that he sponsors the blah blah goldfish show in Blah blah and he is the authority on goldfish keeping. He thinks I should be ashamed of myself.

Any thoughts? The paranoid/OCD part of me is afraid I am doing something horribly wrong here. I was so shocked to read his email, especially because we usually give just about the same answers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ignore him. Sounds like a troll to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't worry about it, Sarah. Someone is having a bad day or wants to feel important.

There's many differing and strong opinions regarding goldfish care, but that's over the top. How the heck would smooth stones tear fins? Where is the dangerous stuff supposed to build up? :doh11:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have not found any research that supports his claim.

You have posted pictures of your tank before (I believe) people are really good at pinpointing any hazards with set ups from pics :) if there was a danger you would've been told by now from someone on the forum.

Oh and post more pics! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Troll, IMO.

You could always email back and ask a few questions:

  • Where would this Hydrogen Sulfide gas be building?
  • How do smooth rocks tear fins?
  • Where exactly is this animal cruelty he speaks of?

I'd like to read a copy of this rotten email and give this ignorant individual some real facts. :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ditto Chelsea. And send him a photo of your tank. I'll bet he can't find a single unsafe thing in it! Some people just like to be drama queens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldnt bother with any sort of response other than something brief like "wow I hope your meds kick in soon" and then block him. He will be outraged.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He better go to every river in the world and remove the rocks then. :doh11:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My River Rocks are my pride & joy!! My son brought them to me! Right now he is in Mississippi (Near the RIVER!) & he better bring me one or two!! LOL!!

Ignore the idiot! YOU know you are doing the right thing! Some people LIVE to cause GRIEF!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't worry about it, Sarah. Someone is having a bad day or wants to feel important.

There's many differing and strong opinions regarding goldfish care, but that's over the top. How the heck would smooth stones tear fins? Where is the dangerous stuff supposed to build up? :doh11:

Well said.

I bet most of the trinkets that are sold in pet shops for aquariums are worse.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He better go to every river in the world and remove the rocks then. :doh11:

RIGHT! :rofl Those poor, poor river-dwelling fish...mother nature should be arrested for animal cruelty!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your guys responses are great! Some people just like to beat on others! Ignore the jerk! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Troll ;)

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have not found any research that supports his claim.

You have posted pictures of your tank before (I believe) people are really good at pinpointing any hazards with set ups from pics :) if there was a danger you would've been told by now from someone on the forum.

Oh and post more pics! :D

Everyone here is great at pointing out improvements that could be made. I love that:) I have a new 40 gallon long that I am cycling for the black ranchu that is on his way:) There will pics aplenty! lol

Don't worry about it, Sarah. Someone is having a bad day or wants to feel important.

There's many differing and strong opinions regarding goldfish care, but that's over the top. How the heck would smooth stones tear fins? Where is the dangerous stuff supposed to build up? :doh11:

Okay, so I'm not crazy lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldnt bother with any sort of response other than something brief like "wow I hope your meds kick in soon" and then block him. He will be outraged.

Ooooh, I should:) I was so shocked I figured it would be smarter not to reply right away. I needed a better come-back haha.

He better go to every river in the world and remove the rocks then. :doh11:

haha! I guess he's got a lot of animal cruelty emails to send out!

My River Rocks are my pride & joy!! My son brought them to me! Right now he is in Mississippi (Near the RIVER!) & he better bring me one or two!! LOL!!

Ignore the idiot! YOU know you are doing the right thing! Some people LIVE to cause GRIEF!!!!

I love them too. They look so nice and natural Goes GREAT with greenery:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks so much guys! I thought he was kookoo-bananas, but when it comes to my fish, I gotta make sure:) You guys are the best!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would agree with the others in saying that guy isn't worth your time or frustration. I have been 'called out' many times for various things people felt I was doing wrong. I've been told "sand irritates the gills" and recently someone told me that because I planned to breed some of my fish I was "cruel and saw animals only as objects for monetary gain".(as if I would be making any kind of profit) People are idiots sometimes! You just gotta ignore them and do what you know is right.

Edited by Pearlscaleperfect

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would agree with the others in saying that guy isn't worth your time or frustration. I have been 'called out' many times for various things people felt I was doing wrong. I've been told "sand irritates the gills" and recently someone told me that because I planned to breed some of my fish I was "cruel and saw animals only as objects for monetary gain".(as if I would be making any kind of profit) People are idiots sometimes! You just gotta ignore them and do what you know is right.

Thank you! Seems like you've dealt with some idiots too:) By the way, I am LOVE with the little guy in your profile pic!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lol!!! Tell the troll to get back under his bridge!! the three billy goats gruff are coming :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lol!!! Tell the troll to get back under his bridge!! the three billy goats gruff are coming :-)

Okay, that was awesome! haha!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's Yahoo Answers for ya. Don't worry about it. Obviously river rocks are fine. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel like in this situation, the only thing to do is to give a smart, witty comeback.

Edited by alvintran1998

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It sounds like he was just ryukin for a fight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

some people just can't go through a day without causing someone grief...let him move on to the next victim ;) your fine ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel like in this situation, the only thing to do is to give a smart, witty comeback.

Exactly! That's why I held off lol. I have started a little response. I figure the nice approach is better, then he'll feel bad for being such a you know what. I'll make him feel like an idiot. I'll use all my big, fancy words! I see him as a grumpy old man with nothing better to do...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
  • Create New...