Odd Information Being Given On Facebook

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by gilques85, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. gilques85New MemberMember

    Ok, so this isn't a situation of my own. But one that i seen on Facebook. A female facebook member was wanting to rehome her 3 Angels because she feels that her 40Gal tall is getting too small for them. Now, there are other members telling her that all 3 Angels are fine in there, and several other members actually said that they've even put up to 8 Angels in a 40Gal.
    Now, I'm still fairly new to this myself, so I didn't want to put my 2 cents in.
    But from all the advice i see on here, I would assume that those members are giving her the wrong info. But then again, I'm not sure what the correct advice would even be.
    Are they correct with the advice they're giving her?
    How would I tell her otherwise, if she is getting wrong info?

    It looks like she also has a couple of Platy, Tetras and Cory Cats in there, based off the video. Not 100%sure.

  2. Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    8 angels...adults or juveniles? 8 juveniles is fine but when they become adults that is when there will be territorial issues and deaths. If there is a breeding pair there will definitely be deaths if its a 40 gallon tank.

  3. gilques85New MemberMember

    The male that responded to her said he has 10 Angels in his 55Gal, 4 of which are Adults.

    Her(the op) 3 looks to be juveniles.

  4. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    Relying on facebook to get your fish advice is like shooting yourself in the foot.
    Even relying on information given here on fishlore is not the best idea, the best idea is to always do your own research, ask here on fishlore and other sites, get a lof of points of view and formulate your view on the subject.
    If you want to tell her they are wrong then just post a comment and hope for the best, some people are stubborn and wont believe you, after that you can not do anything.
  5. LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    I'd think you're limited to 1 angel or a confirmed mated pair in a 40 gallon.

    The other fish probably aren't compatible. Platy's, for one, like slightly cooler water than angels (subtropical). Some species of tetra's do as well, although some tetra's also enjoy tropical temps. Same thing with corys.

    Sounds like a tank with stocking issues, but not entirely horrible stocking, imo.
  6. JunneFishlore LegendMember

    I think there are a lot of variables to consider ( age of Angels, size, male/females, etc )
    I think there are a lot of black and white on this as well as stockings of other fish. For me, I think every situation is unique and there isn't a fast hard rule. It's mostly guidelines and from there you have to make a decision based on research and behavior of the fish, etc.

    I don't like to get in to the, "You are overstocked" conversation unless the fish are in a dire situation and there is no other possible alternative.
    Not every one is educated on fishkeeping and or able to go out and buy a new tank just because someone says they are overstocked. That being said, its probably just better manners to stay out of the conversation altogether.
  7. Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    Agree, however Fishlore is one of the best forums since we care more for the fish :) However since this is a forum there are also many beginners who also give advice that isn't the best or accurate :).

    However we do strive to help you in your research :). In fact many times when I ask a question or other people we post links to different websites to back what we are saying or give you options of what someone else did!
  8. max hWell Known MemberMember

    I have seen some really bad info on various facebook pages about fish, also have seen some good ones too.
  9. _IceFyre_Well Known MemberMember

    Seeking advice on Facebook is just like looking on different web pages for info; some are good, some are not so good, but it's always a good idea to get a few second opinions to be sure:)
  10. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I've seen some bad information given on my local facebook groups, usually by inexperienced people with very little time in the hobby and lots of problems in their tanks (aggression issues, deaths, illness, etc.). I'm not involved in giving advice on FB; usually too much drama there.
  11. jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    Threads have been merged
  12. gilques85New MemberMember

    Awesome thank you. My apologises for my signal causing that.
  13. gilques85New MemberMember

    Totally agree. I'm only in those facebook groups for the photos.
    But I come here for all my advice and info. I've learned some valuable info.
    So I thought I'd ask here, for that facebook users specific issue.
    But yeah, I'll stay out of their topic. Since so many have told her not to sell her Angels, she said she's going to keep them.
  14. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You can get involved if you want, but don't expect them to follow your advice :( Maybe she will though!
  15. gilques85New MemberMember

    Here's her post. I've blocked her name for her privacy. Yeah, I'm not experienced enough to get involved lol. Just wanted some opinions to expand my understanding on these situations. Looks like she has the right intentions though.


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