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Fish Keeping Forums

Started by Wildfisher, August 15, 2023, 09:40:13 PM

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Wildfisher

Can anyone recommend a good fish keeping forum, UK or otherwise?

Found this one
https://www.tropicalfishforums.co.uk/index.php
But I'm not sure it's worth joining as the most recent post was last April. Probably a victim of social media, like most fishing forums.

Not interested in Facebook by the way. The abode of the banal.  ::)

SoldierPmr

I can't suggest a forum but I have watched a lot KGtopics videos on YouTube. A lot of useful info along with aquarium coop.

Wildfisher

I've been watching them Liam, pretty good.  :)

Jon

Freshwater aquarium fish forums are largely dead. The most accurate and ethical was Seriouslyfish.com but that closed in effect as did the Practical Fishkeeping forum years ago due to cost.

There are a couple of almost active saltwater forums though.

The aquarists have all in effect migrated to Facebook groups which are nowhere near as useful.

What fish are you wanting information on keeping? There are some decent groups in some areas though.

Wildfisher

Quote from: Jon on August 29, 2023, 11:31:39 AMThe aquarists have all in effect migrated to Facebook groups which are nowhere near as useful.



Same as fishing forums. Mostly dead and victims of social media dumbing down

Jon

It's a shame. Back in the day you had a lot of knowledgeable keepers freely dispensing good advice. But many didn't like Facebook and these days anyone can create a group, call themselves admin and pretend to be an expert.

I've seen all kinds of appalling welfare issues, from tank busters kept in far too small tanks, including catfish that will in a matter of months be eating all of their tank mates. Acid loving fish kept with others that need hard alkaline water and vice versa. Highly territorial species kept together. Insufficient filtration and water change routines and many, many other problems.

There are some good specialist groups though. But groups like Aquarium Keepers and Monster Fish Keepers are simply full of clueless morons mostly. But it is what it is. :)

Wildfisher

Quote from: Jon on August 31, 2023, 06:33:26 PMsimply full of clueless morons mostly. But it is what it is. :)

Brings to mind a fishing forum  I could mention but won't  ;)

Jon

The World Sea Fishing Forum?  ;D

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