Did you know, when I went into the store questioning about ich in my tank, I kept getting "oh no you NEED ich medication, or else all your fish will DIE!!!" which then I replied, "I am using AQ salt" the say, "it won't work. it increases immune system". I ended up pulling out the research I did heavily before hand, and pointed out the salt can kill free swimming parasites along with increasing immune system and helping with the slime coating.
No reply from her. ^^ And my method worked... increased temperature and all. I have never had a problem since then! Also depends on the employee. because the owner of that store told me, I could use salt for basically anything. sometimes may need medications... So, if he is there I go. If SHE is there, I refuse to ><
Originally Posted by Tikibirds
I overheard a petco employee tell a customer that they could not open the cage to get the chinchilla out because if she touched it, it would die.
I had to correctly inform them that the employee has no idea what in the hell she is talking about and then I can assure you if you touch the animal it will NOT die. I know this because not only do I own one, but I had seven at one time in the past and also bred them.
My personal fav was when i went to return a dead fish the day after i bough him. I took a pic of the ammonia reading of 4.0 and the idiot kid returned with a bottle of ammonia block.
I was like OK so go dump it into their cups because that is the reading from the cup he came in, NOT my tank.
unless everything you touch turns to gold, no, it will not die >< what odd advice....
Originally Posted by mjoy79
Proof chain pet stores don't properly train their employees or care. Their employees are just telling people whatever they want to people!
lol very true... Just like I have no idea if the food my female betta got lodged in her mouth/throat will "actually" eventually break down... like the store person here said