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Old 11-10-2012, 04:15 PM   #31 
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If I ever have a Pet store there would be no bowls.
same here, it'd be 1 gallon tanks minimum size though do prefer something around 2 or 2.5g minimum. i dont have any issues with 1g tanks aside from frequent WCs. though im not too sure it would be as viable as one would think. many people buy them for the looks though not all will take proper care of them ie uneducated people. even those people have some value even if they dont stand for the values you try to instill in them. money doesnt grow on trees like one wishes it'd be.

such people will eventually will help you find the right people to own betta. im not promoting imprper fish care but if some bad apples spread too many bad lies and discredit the store, less people will drop by. it'd would be a tough life but fulfilling if you only came across those that are willing to take proper care of the bettas sold in thats store. turning down customers if they dont care about proper care is a tricky thing to do.

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #32 
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Sometimes it's not the employees fault that misinformation is told to patrons at pet stores. I witnessed a petsmart " manager" telling a young employee to stop informing people to research before buying, he said when it doesn't workout they will be back.
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Another good point. If I had a Pet store I would breed my own fish and sell special shrimp tanks.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:21 PM   #34 
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Sometimes it's not the employees fault that misinformation is told to patrons at pet stores. I witnessed a petsmart " manager" telling a young employee to stop informing people to research before buying, he said when it doesn't workout they will be back.
its a common story all about money as usual. less visits to the store=less money. its not as bad when money overrides selloing inanimate objects but many times more worse when that commodity is a living creature. even training costs money and the profit margin overules that most of the time.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:22 PM   #35 
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It seems like here live plants and cecorations make more of the aquarium sale.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #36 
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I just talked to a friend who saw the picture of the betta I'm getting on facebook. She said, "oh, he's such a beautiful fish. I don't know how you keep them alive, my daughter here has gone through 3 of them already". Yikes! I told her that I have a 5 gallon tank set up and that I need to clean it at least once a week, and she said "See, I told you, you needed to clean that silly little tank a lot more often. No wonder they died." I didn't even dare ask what size tank she had or if it was even heated.
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Wow. I admit Carter is my 3rd Betta in 3 years. In had big gaps in fish keeping. I learned proper care now. many people seem to have gone through tons of Bettas in a short time one at a time and never learn.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:55 PM   #38 
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I honestly think she went through 3 in one year.
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That is terrible.
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Sometimes it's not the employees fault that misinformation is told to patrons at pet stores. I witnessed a petsmart " manager" telling a young employee to stop informing people to research before buying, he said when it doesn't workout they will be back.
geeez
money money money... huh
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