I never thought I'd actually have one...
But I did!
With vast trepidation, while hunting up a ratty cage for Daughter's new rat (and which thankfully is not a scorpion, I do have my limits..), I entered this very big pet supply store's fish room. And I found:
- utterly pristine
tanks, attractively decorated (with pretty gravel and live plants)
- no algae
- no fish poo
, anywhere (well, I had to LOOK for it)
- lovely, healthy, generous-sized
plants and plant bunches fairly cheap
inappropriate-for-fishtanks plants, all true aquatic species
- cichlids spawning
in the cichlid tanks
fish fry in several tanks
- tanks for the fry
- no fin rot
staff who know stuff
- staff taking care of
the fish and the fry
and best of all :
-- bettas in barracks
with drip-fed filter
-- bettas in very large
, clean tanks
with peaceful schooling species
I had to pinch myself. Seriously.
There's was one quite overcrowded comet tank, which the nice girl serving us gave the evil eye when Daughter pointed it out.. I think it's the thorn in her side..
But overall, I came away glad to have spent my money there, and happy for the fish we left behind.