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Old 02-13-2012, 09:30 AM   #11 
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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. :[
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:09 AM   #12 
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mine only stop moving if sleeping, or ill. which is why it worries me so much since Heavy's become a bit inactive. :T
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:15 AM   #13 
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Then I pointed out a crown tail and the told me crown tails were male and veil tails were female.
ROFL!! Imagine him trying to sell dogs.

"The poodles are the females ..."
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:55 AM   #14 
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mine only stop moving if sleeping, or ill. which is why it worries me so much since Heavy's become a bit inactive. :T

oh no! :[
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:16 AM   #15 
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the 2 LPS nearby are mostly uninformed but some are better informed but will still sell those death traps if the customer wants to kill the betta. one did educate a customer about a misinformed lady on goldfish. she wanted a 2.5g for a goldfish. long story short he told her life expectancy depends on care and proper tank size but she still bought the 2.5g and atleast 1 victim.

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Old 02-14-2012, 05:00 AM   #16 
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I know at least one person who encourages the best. Upsold to a 5 gal, heater, lots of decor... I thanked her afterwords.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:57 AM   #17 
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I was told by a petsmart employee that bettas are solitary and are WAY too agressive to have any tankmates. And, he said you could have pretty much any fish in a 10 Gallon. He said goldfish are good, but you have way less selection. :P
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:30 PM   #18 
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some people need to put some knowledge in their brains!!!!!!!

i was told by a customer the other day that "bettas are a mean nasty fish who eat all other fish and are disgusting and don't know why anyone would want one." i tried to tell her otherwise but she continued to teach me her opinions..
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:55 PM   #19 
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I hate know it all's.

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ROFL!! Imagine him trying to sell dogs.

"The poodles are the females ..."
I used to think all the prettdy dogs were females and the ugly ones (bull dog looking breeds) were all males. Yeah

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Old 02-14-2012, 02:05 PM   #20 
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I hate know it all's.


I used to think all the prettdy dogs were females and the ugly ones (bull dog looking breeds) were all males. Yeah
Same here. I liked watching a lot of movies with talking animals when I was a kid. The poodle would always be a prissy female and the bulldog would always be a macho man. I believed that until I found out where puppies come from. XD
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