I've now been in the hobby about 18 months. When I first started, I got horrible advice from a LFS and ended up killing fish. I got horrible advice over the next 6 months, some of it on forums, some on YouTube - but it's a hobby I enjoy so took the time to learn more, and more and more. I ended up with 4 tanks, RODI System, etc. As I learned more, the more success I had. I now have a single 75 Gallon, with a great stock and haven't had a fish loss in months. It took me time to filter out the good from bad information (and let's be honest, there is bad information even here on Fishlore). Today, I'm watching videos on YouTube - and I'm just horrified at what people think is proper in the aquarium trade. Then I realized, these people are probably just going through what I did - propagation of wrong information. So they get something like a blood parrot, stick it in a 10 gallon, take a video of it in the first few days where the fish seems ok, and the tank looks sparkly clean, and post it up, and there you go - propagation of bad information. The next person looks at that video (or the 1000's like it) and think it's ok. Even today, 18 months into this - I would consider myself a sophomore at freshwater fish keeping. So I still have to do my research when I run into things I haven't encountered - only I'm much better now at filtering out the fact from fiction. What I was wondering - has anyone come across a really good small informational sheet for the beginning fish keeper - the do's and don't's? I know there are resources on the Internet - but something for LFS's and the Petsmart's of the world to have on hand for those newbies coming into the store? If not - what should go in one? The nitrogen cycle is important, but to be done in a way to not scare people, but to inform them is important. The thinking around fish will only grow to their environment is still a misconception I see. Basic information, tips, and a list of websites where to get more advice I think would be a great resource. There are a lot of people (myself included) that go into a fish store and on impulse get an aquarium and some fish and go home with bad advice and a headache. Something that's not overly wordy, but packed with good information. If there is a pamphlet or brochure like this, I'd like to print it and talk my LFS's and the chain stores near me into possibly handing it out to those new in the hobby. If there isn't one, maybe we can make one?