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Old 05-02-2015, 08:54 AM   #1 
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Bad Advice?

We all know most pet stores aren't that educated about betta fish that much. I've started this thread to see just how bad of advice they give:
What is the WORST advice about betta fish that a pet store told you or someone you know?

For me, it is simply that they actually SELL 0.25 gallon tanks for the fish!
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:30 AM   #2 
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There's a thread like this over in Betta Chat if you haven't seen it.

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=356394
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:39 AM   #3 
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Oops! I didn't see that!
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:20 PM   #4 
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I don't come down hard on pet store employees; they're repeating what they've been told by management. You find equally bad advice on the Internet and on forums...including this one.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:39 PM   #5 
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I just went to a local fish store and was told that "bettas are perfect fish for the average modern home because they really do thrive on neglect" :/ I was so disappointed since I expected better from a privately owned fish store. I just can't seem to find a really good one in my area.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:44 PM   #6 
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I've heard that old saw, too. Very disappointing when coming from people at a LFS. Chains you can understand; but a LFS? Ugh!
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:03 AM   #7 
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I've heard that old saw, too. Very disappointing when coming from people at a LFS. Chains you can understand; but a LFS? Ugh!
I know! I am really disappointed that I really can't seem to find a decent LFS. It certainly isn't for lack of trying...I check out every LFS that I can find
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:08 AM   #8 
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It's sad that even LFS often don't know what they're talking about. There's one like that in my area that says no fish need heaters and all are fine at room temperature. But then again they're also the store that got a lawsuit filed against them for unsanitary conditions...
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:21 AM   #9 
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I know! Pet stores have other animals, I see them not knowing all there is to know about fish, but a fish store?
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