Originally Posted by xjenuhfur
I sounded like a crazy fish lady in petsmart today, one of the misinformed employees came up to me and asked me if I needed help, I to,d him no but told him that almost all of the Bettas on the shelf were sick or stressed out. He decided to tell me that a vet checks them everyday, psh. He said he would tell the vet and get treatment for them. I srsly almost died laughing. Then I pointed out a crown tail and the told me crown tails were male and veil tails were female. I almost throttled him. Needless to say, I got what I needed and had to leave.
what!? vets check them everyday!?? well, i know a lot of petsmarts have in store vets, called Banfield. but i highly doubt they check all animals everyday. my store doesn't have an in store vet, so it's our job, the PET CARE associates job, to check the animals everyday, all day, and if they're sick/injured/whatever we get them the treatment they need, which is either a vet or the treatment we can give in the store if it's something minor. and this is including fish. that's why we have a QT tank and QT room. but unfortunately we don't have any fish specialist vets around.
i know of a petsmart that is close to a university that studies fish specific stuff and they do surgeries and specialized treatment for the fish of that petsmart. unfortunately, it's all about where you're located of who gets the best attention for their fish and who works at the store and knows how to treat them. :[