Woo! What a busy day! Now where do I begin...
As soon as I clocked in I was busy with children running rampent through the store as the parent thought it approate to allow them free range while she gossiped. I had to go behind them straghting shelves and making sure everything was in order. Then I had to help several customers find products and anwser questions.
Finally after an HOUR into my shift I am finally able to go check on and care the for the fish. So as you can see sometimes workers cant spend every moment with the fish and things will happen while they arn't under constant supervision.
When I returned, sadly there were a few dead fish. Angel fish actualy. they seem to be the weakest fish that we have and sadly die somewhat often. Even though all of our levels are fine as we check them daily.
After scooping out the newly deciesed fish I checked on the bettas. Since they are fed DAILY at my store some had some uneatten food in their cups so they and any other bettas with the slightest of dirty cups got a water change. I felt bad changing the water of the guys who had BUBBLE NESTS, which is a frequent thing at my store actually. But I gave them some clean water knowing that they can just rebuild their impressive nests.
Unfortuanly we have 2 sick bettas at the moment. (out of 20+) they both are having tail problems. My manager actualy had me adopt one today, he has been having problems the longest. So yeah I brought home a new betta today lol. I still have yet to name him but I do have him set up in my own sick tank now.
Later into my shift I helped a couple and thei adorable and very sleepy child pick out tropical fish for their 29gal tropical tank. They were in before getting fish for a 10gal tank which they decided to upgrade. Now they house their betta in the 10 gal tank by his self instead of the divided betta bowl they had gotten else where due to my swave skills of telling them how it was a very bad idea to keep two bettas in 1/2 gallon of water. (i am angry that those things even exist).
So as we reach the end of my shift today I was helping a wonderful little boy look for some fish for a tank that he and his grandfather had set up. While Im helping him I hear what I've grown to strongly dislike. What I call "People playing the 'lets find the dead fish game'" They go right up to the tanks bobbing their heads around almost hoping they will find some dead fish. And of course, to my luck they found one. While I was busy helping customers find some fish and learning how to care for such fish a guppy decided to die. Of course. So I hear hushed whispers, awws, and ewws, as the guppy lays on the bottem. Before I can as the people if they need help they leave with their judging looks and hushed tones. They dont know how well I've been taking care of the fish all day, they dont know that I've been busy helping others, all they are taking away is that they saw a dead fish and this bothers me deeply. After investiating I saw how I had missed it earlier, it was hidden behind their large rock and plants and it had finaly floated around to where it could be seen. As they left and others had disbursed from the tanks I scooped out the poor guy and for the what seemed like the 100th time of the day did a check for more dead fish. Luckily I found none but im sure more people will come in to play lets find the dead fish and find more later.
Well I'm sure i've wrote too much for today but thats my shift for today. I'll be off to try and name and take care of my new guy. Wish me luck!
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