If it’s such a big deal, I’ll post the anon asks I’m getting to prove how people are going overboard about two fish that live in a water trough for 2-3 months and then are put in a proper tank. Because this is getting ridiculous.

I got 20 messages TODAY telling me how dumb I am for putting fish in a trough. It’s obnoxious.

Anonymous asked:

psshh no i don't think anyone ruined your 'joke' about the fish. i do however think we were all curious. so SOOORRY. haha

I’m not talking about the people in the notes and reblogging and such. If you actually read what I said, it says in my ASKS. So, grey face, obviously you were someone who made a comment within the post. That’s not what is bothering me.

It’s the people slamming me in my inbox calling me inhumane, a douchebag, an inconsiderate degenerate of a human being, a retard, and a few other words I am choosing not to post all over a FISH.

I get it. Fish have nervous systems, they are a living organism with pain receptors and putting them in a trough isn’t an idealistic environment. But these were feeder fish pulled from a tank at a pet store that had 100 other fish shoved into the same tank to be sold to be fed to turtles and other fish. So those of you who think I’m an awful human being and choose to slam me in my inbox need to just calm down.

Curiosity is one thing (and totally acceptable, it’s cool that people are genuinely curious) but ignornace and being a gigantic bitch are another thing.

Instead of yelling at me and being a snarky sarcastic anon, open thine eyes and READ.

So we put goldfish in our water trough in the summer

throughthegait:

equinegear:

fuckyeah-goldfish:

equinegear:

for mosquito and algae control. Well. When we put them in they were no bigger than 3 inches and they tend to hide in their cinder block that we put in the trough to keep my horses from tipping it over and it gives the fish a place to…

So they keep mosquito eggs away? Ok cause some people think they keep the trough clean but they actually make it worse. I’d be worried about them scaring my horses away from the trough if they’re active? 7 inch goldfish sound awesome though!

I’ve heard people say the whole ‘they keep it cleaner’ deal but you’re right they don’t. They eat the algae but not enough of it to warrant anclean trough. I just clean the trough weekly (or 2 times a week if it’s REALLY hot and gross). Yeah they do! I remember one year we didn’t get goldfish and the mosquitoes laid eggs and we found larva!

My horse don’t seem to care and these two are pretty active. It took Bear some time apparently to get used to being booped in the nose by the one but now they don’t care. I have a face dunker and the fish just swim around his face and boop him and such and he doesn’t seem to mind at all.

Ok to y’all yellin at me in asks about fish

A: it’s a rather common practice to put goldfish in troughs

B: I don’t know much about goldfish. They were not something I wanted

C: it was meant to be a joke post but congrats, once again you brats have ruined a post.

D: if you really think I’m making such a bad decision, Go to google.com, type in Goldfish in Water Troughs, and BAM begin research!

So we put goldfish in our water trough in the summer

fuckyeah-goldfish:

equinegear:

for mosquito and algae control. Well. When we put them in they were no bigger than 3 inches and they tend to hide in their cinder block that we put in the trough to keep my horses from tipping it over and it gives the fish a place to hide from the sun. 

So, we pulled the cinder block out to scrub the trough and holy. crap.

THEY’RE LIKE 7 INCHES LONG. 

WTF ARE THESE GOLDFISH.

Isn’t putting fish in the water really unhygienic?

Not if you clean the trough on a regular basis. It prevents mosquitoes from laying eggs in the water.

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