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Goldfish Misinformation. Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Goldfish Conversation' started by RhaeSoleil, May 2, 2017.

  1. RhaeSoleil

    RhaeSoleil Active Member

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    *edited for rudeness*
    I found someone who claims to be a master goldfish keeper, advocating natural and organic "tonics" for fish ailments.
    This person openly admits that she has been banned on multiple internet platforms. this seems like a red flag.
    She seems to try and monetize every aspect of goldfish keeping, rambling on making claims about having credentials on the subject of goldfish keeping.
    Yet I can find no scientific evidence for why these "natural tonics" work, any trusted sources other than her own words, or any clear ingredient listings.
    This reeks of the old snake oil salesman gimmicks of yore.

    Take a look at this stuff below and you'll see what I mean.
    I'm shocked here. Has anyone ever heard of this kind of misinformation broadcasting in the goldfish community before?


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  2. shakaho

    shakaho Well-Known Member

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    ??? Most of what you read on the internet consists of misinformation and people don't even bother to ask for evidence.
     
  3. RhaeSoleil

    RhaeSoleil Active Member

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    This is true. Maybe I'm being a little too harsh or insensitive.
    I've never seen this kind of thing in the goldfish community though.
    There's enough debate on the subject already, even in the veterinarian world I've been told.

    So It's a shame to see info and product out there that is not backed by any realistic proven working theory.


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  4. Big Red

    Big Red Well-Known Member

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    Haha, that's actually a good business idea! There's plenty of neo-hippies out there who'd go crazy for that stuff. Just add the words 'organic' or 'natural' to the title and they'll be all over it. And make sure you say SEA salt and OXYGENATED water☺
     
  5. RhaeSoleil

    RhaeSoleil Active Member

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    Oh for Pete sake, what's next- crystal infused slime coat protector?

    Makes me want to go look up the FDA labeling requirements for this stuff.

    I hope nobody trusts the koolaid so to speak.


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  6. orangecrush

    orangecrush Well-Known Member

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    My hippie Sister-in-law would love this stuff. Plus I've seen bottles of water at the chain pet store that were 3x the price of gas. People are gullible.

    Knowledge is power, Jim.
     
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  7. joe

    joe Well-Known Member

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    all of this amazes me when the true experts just keep their fish in really clean water and give them really good food, most of these guys/women rarely medicate at all.
     
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  8. orangecrush

    orangecrush Well-Known Member

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    Oh but I'm sure the $23.00 garlic and salt water concoction is well worth it. NOT.

    Happy Fishkeeping, Jim.
     
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