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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry, I love betas and people talk about ignorant pet stores so I switched it up.
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 08:50 PM
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A few months ago a young woman approached me with a 1 gallon betta tank and asked me how many "Nemos" she could put in it. I explained to her that she needs a much larger tank for saltwater fish. She said, "No, I don't want saltwater, I just want these Nemos." Again I patiently explained that CLOWNFISH are saltwater. **Blank stare*** Finally I just said, "They will die in there!" and left it at that. It's a good thing she's pretty because she won't get very far otherwise.

Today a man asked me what other fish he could put with his 6" oscar. I asked him what size tank he's got. 10 gallons. I told him he could put a bigger tank with it

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LOL! I hope he learned something that day xD

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A few months ago a young woman approached me with a 1 gallon betta tank and asked me how many "Nemos" she could put in it. I explained to her that she needs a much larger tank for saltwater fish. She said, "No, I don't want saltwater, I just want these Nemos." Again I patiently explained that CLOWNFISH are saltwater. **Blank stare*** Finally I just said, "They will die in there!" and left it at that. It's a good thing she's pretty because she won't get very far otherwise.

Today a man asked me what other fish he could put with his 6" oscar. I asked him what size tank he's got. 10 gallons. I told him he could put a bigger tank with it
Oscars in a ten gallon is not as rare as you think.
I heard someone say onece they has an Oscar and green terror in a ten gallon. I read another person with a betta and 2 kissing gouramis in a 5 gallon.
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I went in and a girl had a bag of goldfish and she said to an employee: "I only want enough food for five days" what did she mean?
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I went in and a girl had a bag of goldfish and she said to an employee: "I only want enough food for five days" what did she mean?
i dont know the exact means she'll go about taking care of the fish for 5 days but its not going to end up well for the fish at all. though she may be using them as feeder fish in certain cases of predatory fish. still by no means an onem sign.

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For some reason the easiest fish to care bettas is the one people fail at the most.
I think because people are told they are very easy to care for and can handle pretty much anything (yes I've been told that by a LFS), they think "Ooo, I don't have to do anything!" ..... Not to mention the conditions the poor little buggers have to contend with in some stores...

While I understand Betta's are on the hardier side, they aren't bulletproof!

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I went to the Betta isle of petco and two ladies were talking to each other, one was holding one of those *literally* pint-sized hexagon things and a Betta and was saying to the other: "we should rescue them from the pet store where they're kept in these little cups". Really, her hexagon thing was about the same size!!


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I can not stand people like that. Hence I have some family members I have nothing to do with. If they don't know something they will act like they do and if you correct them, I end up being treated like I a bad person or they can not take being wrong and stand by what ever they made up. It took me around four months before I chose how to set up the substrate for my tank. Why can't people spend an hour at least researching the pet they are getting.
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