No homework equals tragedy

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A couple of days ago, I saw a post in the Facebook group African Cichlids Worldwide where a guy had nearly 30 dead cichlids, some of them large, laid out on a towel. They came from multiple tanks. He didn’t know how they died. 

I can answer that. He didn’t know what he was doing. He didn’t do, or hasn’t done, his homework and needlessly killed a bunch of beautiful fish.
He’s not alone. I see it every day. Wannabe fish keepers who go purchase a tank, fill it with water, and then throw a bunch of fish in it, all the while knowing very little about the hobby.
How do I know the above scenario applied to the guy who posted that? Because he came asking for help. Let’s be clear about this. Multiple fish from multiple tanks don’t die at the same time by accident. That happens because of a failure on the part of the fish keeper. In this case, the failure was colossal.
Don’t be that guy (or gal)!

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