You sound like a very responsible teen who loves animals and that you do your best to educate your customers (and fellow co-workers). I think it is great that your store goes out of its way to try and help the animals you sell.
Very nice aquarium set up too!
Originally Posted by MustardGas
Yeah, definitely go with then ten. I have my guy with 2 otos (their buddy died) ): and a bunch of ramshorns in a 10 and he's the happiest guy I've ever seen! He explores EVERY inch of his tank and loves hiding in the plants.
And just for the record, I do work at a pet store (a large chain type) and we do everything for our animals. We get in trouble all the time for doing stuff we're not supposed to be doing (for the good of the animals, like setting up filtered/heated tanks in the back for the bettas with fin rot which we're not allowed to do, but we do anyway). We all do our research as much as possible for each type of fish and are actually tested on our knowledge from time to time. Unfortunately it's such a rare thing for pet stores to do any sort of thing like that. And I'm only 17 as well, while many think all the 'teens' are just there for money and know nothing of the care needed for any animal. I always urge people away from the bowls and such with all of my being.
ANYWAY, bigger is always better!
Here's my tank:
Mind you the plants have filled in a lot so there's more coverage :)