I dont think you should hate someone just because they are keeping fish wrong. A lot of people have a phase of bad fish keeping (including me) and its not really there fault. Information for fish is not readily available, even on the internet a lot of information is bad.Mii said:Yeah. Whenever I see someone with a fishbowl I just instantly hate them.
Usually ammonia spike isn't because of overstocking, but because they added the fish too fast without waiting in between for their bacteria to catch up. Overstocked usually means crazy high nitrate unless you're REALLY overstocked, as in so overstocked your bacteria CAN'T keep up at all, but that can usually be solved by adding another filter.
I used to keep 3 comet goldfish in a 1 gallon fish bowl, 20+ in a 10 gallon, and another 10 gallon with 30+ mollies. Was that wrong? Yes obviously and I still regret it, but I was 10-12 at that time and I didn't know any better. I watched this "professional" video and followed all the steps, then listened to the advice given at Walmart.
The thing about our society is for the most part ( at least in the US) fish are not seen as serious pets at all to your average person. If information for proper fishkeeping was more readily available and easier to get to, that would be great, but unfortunately that's not how it is.
I do agree though that improper fishkeeping is bad and should be stopped.