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Old 02-20-2005, 01:08 PM   #1
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How do you return a fish to the LFS?

OK, we have decided to return our sleeper gold head goby to the LFS. He is causing too much disruption in our tank with his sand sifting and we can't even see in the tank (which is the reason we have the tank ) . I knew he was going to sift the sand and that is what I wanted him for, I just had no idea it would be so violently. I pictured it to be a little more methodical like an algae eater in a fresh water system.

Anyway, just got off the phone with the LFS. At first they said they would not take him back. Then they reconsidered because we just got him yesterday and said if I can bring him back in TODAY they will give me store credit.

I know it will be near impossible to catch the little bugger, (and will glady take any suggestions you have with that) but assuming I DO catch him, what do you return him in? A tubberware? A freezer size baggie?

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Old 02-20-2005, 01:17 PM   #2
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I like to use Ziplok style bags. Inexspensive and easy to open/close.

FWIW, you might want to look for a new LFS. They should at the very least have a return policy/guarantee of some kind. Most will give you a 30-50% store credit but IMO, not offering anything doesn't say much for their customer service.

Just imagine if you where to buy some equipment that turned out faulty or something, you'd be hooped. 8O

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I usually use the bucket that I use for water changes.
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Old 02-20-2005, 01:19 PM   #4
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My lfs will take and give store credit for any fish even if you didn't buy it there. They do not want people to throw away or flush any fish and will take all unwanted ones and give you some store credit.
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Believe me I WISH I could find another LFS. I belive that is the most frustrating this about this hobby. There are no other LFSs by me that do SW. (This one is actually 45 minutes awa). They have a 48 hour return policy on any livestock that dies that fast. (IMO not long enough, we usually buy on Saturday. They have limited hours on Sunday and I can't get there on Mondays because it is too far away to make it there after work before they close. ) fortunately, the one thing I will say about them is we have not lost any fish we have bought from them. However, when I first called they said they won't take a fish back just because you "change your mind". The manager then changed his mind and said he will give me a store credit (I paid $40 for him) if I can get him back there today. Tomorrow the deal is off.

<< I usually use the bucket that I use for water changes. >>

You take the whole big bucket to the LFS?

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I use tupperware.... Zip lock bags are great also.
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Is the store your talking about 'Absolutely Fish'?
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My store is close and my bucket is only 3 gallons. It's one of those pourable mop tubs.
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I just use the bags the fish come home in. I always have a few on had just in case.
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