Gah, my LPS
I had heard this place had bad reviews (the lps) from almost anyone that went there, but they had recently moved to a bigger store and on the advice of a friend who bought all her snakes there.. I decided to check it out.
I'm never going there again
It smelled, all the merchandise was gross and dusty. The fish section while extensive and relatively clean was horrible to the bettas. They were kept in short verticle containers that meant the betta had to spend more time swimming to the surface than in any horizontal direction. They all looked sickly and just gah, and just poorly maintained. He was also trying to scam them out for 12$ each (labeled a small vieltail as a "delta King betta") and some other things that they clearly were not (such as rose tail, or double tails).
As if this wasn't bad enough, he came and asked me if I needed anything, and having been shopping for females at the time I asked him where they were.
He said they were ugly and that he would never carry them.
Just ugh...granted I used to be one of those people, but I love my girls to death when females color up it's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen, and the ignorance is rather annoying from some guy who says he's a specialist in fish.
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