Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community!

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

PHP Object-Oriented PHP Basics (Retired) Properties and Methods Mid-Course Challenge

Wrong evaluation?

Hey... II am in the final step of code challange with "largemouth bass". I have put down the code which on my localhost is doing correct output, but on the challenge it is evaluated as Bummer :(( any advice?


class Fish {
  public $common_name;
  public $flavor;
  public $record_weight;

  public function __construct($name, $flavor, $record) {
    $this->common_name = $name;
    $this->flavor = $flavor;
    $this->record_weight = $record;

  public function getInfo() {
    echo ('A ' . $this->common_name . ' is an ' . $this->flavor . ' flavored fish. The world record weight is ' . $this->record_weight .'.');


$bass = new Fish("Largemouth Bass", "Excellent", "22 pounds 5 ounces");

Thanks for any advice. Martin

1 Answer

Randy Winsinger
Randy Winsinger
14,538 Points

Martin, In your getInfo() method you are "echo"ing out the results. The challenge wants the method to return the string, not echo it out.