really? you're going to give me the wrong information???? - Page 8 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #71 of 81 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
chrissylee13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Jamestown, New York
Posts: 393
silly silly uneducated pushy employees. makes me glad that i know the things i do. that way no one can tell me otherwise and i can help other people.

it was funny, the person i posted this thread about originally tried to tell me that i shouldn't have more than 2 females in my sorority i'm planning. and that the less females and less aggressive they will be towards one another.... O.O i quickly corrected him. :D

The Boys:
Frosty Love HM, Kilian VT, Lenny Combtail, Tye CT, Stiletto CT


Sorority:
Jackie, Aurora, Pebbles, Sapphira, Mya, Cherry, Sharkie


Rest in peace, to those I'll forever miss, swimming under the Rainbow Bridge ~ Curly, Cupid, Ryuu, Ren
chrissylee13 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #72 of 81 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 12:07 PM
Member
 
lvandert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rapid City Sd
Posts: 2,532
lol makes me almost want to get a job there and show them up :P

Feel free to message me any questions, I'll try to help the best I can!
Spike- Cockatiel
Rummy- Mini Rex Rabbit
Diz jr- Betta
Yoshi- Crested Gecko
lvandert is offline  
post #73 of 81 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 05:07 PM
Member
 
nel3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,681
theres mom/pop small LPS downtown which isnt always 100% clean in apperance but it does get a 90% from me. their fish tanks arent exactly 100 clean but theres slight algea issues on the tank walls. the place isnt that bad but i found out its good points today. theres limited nutrafin and hikari products ie fish food and jungle brand meds. the clerk there had the misfortune of trying the ____fix products 1st hand on betta with deadly results. im glad they are atleast a bit educated (didnt do a full course questionaire to test them) but they have experince with various meds. they dont have any nutrafin ____fix medications :) on sale there.

they dont have much choice on betta and betta care is decent but not exemplary. i did get full 234ml container (used old empty fish jar.) of jungle fungal infection med for $8 from them :). they seem more knowledgble than the chain stores fish pet care lesson regimen. some of the chain stores here have knwlegble staff but the betta/fish department is on subpar as usual. she did say that maracyn products didnt work for her but she didnt specify to me which reasons she used it for at that time. they're more into API and jungle brand meds than the carp that nutrafin pushes on the market. unfortunately i still need to go to plattsburgfro jungle anti parasite pellets or order them.

Kigurumi (F) yellow PK 7/4/13, Kurama VT 9/8/13, Zeydalus Salamander EE PK 21/3/14, Ryuk turquoise dragon DeT 8/5/14----Crested Gecko (8ths old) Sven Cal 27/12/11,

RIP: Osiris copper DT, Nel blue VT, Nelliel turquoise grizzle DT, Zaku red cambo, Blitzkreig Pineapple CT, Halloween orange chocolate DeT, Grimmjow, turquoise green CT

Last edited by nel3; 03-12-2012 at 05:10 PM.
nel3 is offline  
post #74 of 81 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 05:16 PM
Member
 
Bombalurina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 4,607
One day I really want to go into my local shops and ask advice about 'my first betta', just to find out what they are saying to people without experience.

Life.
Bombalurina is offline  
post #75 of 81 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 02:32 AM
Member
 
LugiaChan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 390
1) I'm wondering if the pet stores give this information out so that they can profit from the medicine they give out for betta fish...

2) I really want to know if they're truly profiting off smaller inventory things (I think you can stack up the $20 tiny betta plastic boxes in a 10 gal tank and it'd cost more thus more profit with the smaller tanks) PLUS they're easier to sell because people don't want to pay so much in a rough economy.

If you tell someone you need a large tank, filter heater and things- it's possible the sales will be down because of people's thoughts of "oh my gosh I have to afford all of this and take care of this and that? I want an easy pet" for the microwave society of people, they like cheap, fast, easy.



Anyone want to join in putting paper notes on shelves secretly with "Betta fish require 5 gal. tanks or more, with a heater and a filter: RESEARCH YOURSELVES!!! Bettafish.com

=) We can all join forces and start a movement! If someone doubts our information, smile and still love them but really just a few people and even one person can make all the difference in a positive direction.
LugiaChan is offline  
post #76 of 81 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
chrissylee13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Jamestown, New York
Posts: 393
haha that's a good idea!

if more people took the chance of having a single betta and caring for it how they should they would become addicts like us! lol. i think people are just so worried about not being able to have more than 1 betta fish in a tank. in all reality i think it makes them super awesome and really beautiful.

but ya know, i try my best to give out the right information on bettas at work. all i can do is tell the customers how they should be taken care of and let them decide. it's pretty half and half of who actually listens and who could care less.

The Boys:
Frosty Love HM, Kilian VT, Lenny Combtail, Tye CT, Stiletto CT


Sorority:
Jackie, Aurora, Pebbles, Sapphira, Mya, Cherry, Sharkie


Rest in peace, to those I'll forever miss, swimming under the Rainbow Bridge ~ Curly, Cupid, Ryuu, Ren
chrissylee13 is offline  
post #77 of 81 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 01:46 PM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
I myself consider every new person we set in the right direction on here a small victory :3

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #78 of 81 (permalink) Old 03-14-2012, 02:13 PM
New Member
 
Thebettaqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New york, New york
Posts: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by lvandert View Post
lol makes me almost want to get a job there and show them up :P
Same >3<

My children <3-
|Scout|Anty|Dan|Jemmie|Stephano|Bluelips|Pinkiepie|
|Rarity|Splash(Rescue)|Atticus|Appleboom|Spike|Jazz| 13 babies <3
Blue: Boys
Purple: Girls.


l My past babies l
Tony~ Blu~Antonio~Jem~
<3 I still love you guys, my sweethearts. <3
Thebettaqueen is offline  
post #79 of 81 (permalink) Old 03-14-2012, 11:34 PM
New Member
 
Litlover11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 125
Honestly, I think they tell these people this stuff because they want the fish to die early. That way, the customer will keep coming in and buying more fish. One employee once told me that it was horrible that I was keeping my Betta in a 3 gallon and wanted to update to a 10 gallon. She insisted that he would be much happier in a quart bowl where he could barely move. Needless to say, I did not listen to her ignorant advice.

Bettas:
Ares - My flare happy warrior
Castiel - My inquisitive crowntail

Other fish:
Sammie,Jackie, and Jamie - My fun loving peppered cories.

In Memoriam:
Touchstone - My sweet fool
Freyja - My beautiful girl




Litlover11 is offline  
post #80 of 81 (permalink) Old 03-14-2012, 11:55 PM
Member
 
MollyJean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 980
What kind of reasoning could anyone have for that? Oh, wait, kids these days would rather be locked in their bedrooms then play outside.. I guess it makes sense. >.>
MollyJean is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome