Originally Posted by FDshoes
I have been less then impressed with the fish bowl in warwick every time I go his fish look like crap. And the place on wickedon st tanks are never clean and are obnoxiously small.
Same experience here. I've ruled out The Fish Bowl; one tank had ich (the whole tank, some sort of tetra), one had a dead fish and at least two had whole tanks of fish motionless and gasping at the top for air. And I heard the kid working there giving horrid advice to a mother and daughter.
Something Fishy....I''m torn on them. Most of their FW
tanks looked OK but one definitely had a dead fish which was being eaten by the other fish (had a hole in its mid-section) and two other tanks possibly had dead fish in there too (couldn't tell whether they were dead or just motionless but other fish were poking it and it wasn't moving and the others were hidden under a rock but some looked belly-up) and they only have 10 FW
tanks so 3 out of 10 to me isn't good.
I also tried Aqualife on Wickenden. Their tanks looked pretty good from what I could tell but the owner scoffed when I tried to tell him I was fishless cycling, he said it wouldn't work and told me to get an "insignificant goldfish."
I did go to the place on North Main Street too. They only had a couple of tanks set up (other than bettas) so the selection wasn't there and the store had a dingy/dirty feel to it and very small. Although the couple of tanks they had looked pristine.
I'm at a loss as to where to go now if my tank ever cycles. I might be back to going to a large chain store like PetSmart since apparently the smaller lfs
here aren't very good.