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Old 08-23-2004, 11:04 PM   #11
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Yeah, this will get Walmart out of the Fish selling buisness.

Some suit will ask. "How is this contributing to our bottom line?" and that will be that.

Sad perhaps. The first 2 years of my Fishkeeping life were spent standing on my tip toes, staring into a clowdy tank and trying to decide whether I wanted the Barb that was missing an eye. Or the one that was eating a 3 day old dead fish.
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Old 08-27-2004, 11:04 PM   #12
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I don't know about you guys, but Wal-Mart is not much of a fish store. Most of the fish I got from them died, but where you buy your fish is your business. I wouldn't recommend Wal-Mart though.
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Old 08-29-2004, 08:16 AM   #13
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It's almost like you are rescuing them from some small child who will probably kill them.
That is prob. true. Most LFS's have ammonia in their systems anyway because of their weekly overstocking habits! Have you seen tanks where you buy angels? About 10 or 12 of em in a 5 gal! Mostly the store say about their starter kits "buy one of them, you can fit 6 angels in that! Its 20 litres!" Lol. I wish somebody knew what they were doing. Another thing that really annoys me is the fact that they are now advising people to buy ammo-lock to get rid off ammonia! (Ammo-lock only detoxifies!) and they are issueing nitrazorb which will starve the bacteria! Thank god I listen to you guys, otherwise I'd have a morgue!
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Old 08-29-2004, 08:22 AM   #14
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I was in petsmart and you know how they have tiny little pics of tanks in the fish section....if you look close they're over crowded. Same with the box of a tank kit.

There were 5 dead angels in a tank @ petsmart and I told the guy like I usually do when theres a floater, and he said " Gee I dont know whats wrong...." and left it there. I wanted to reach in and get them out myself!!!
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I was in petsmart and you know how they have tiny little pics of tanks in the fish section....if you look close they're over crowded. Same with the box of a tank kit.

There were 5 dead angels in a tank @ petsmart and I told the guy like I usually do when theres a floater, and he said " Gee I dont know whats wrong...." and left it there. I wanted to reach in and get them out myself!!!
ARGH! That makes me so angry. I went there earlier and they were selling two three spot gouramis to people and neither the seller or the buyer knew what they were doing! The newbies said they had the tiny 20 litre tank and then the selller said that it was fine, they could have two plecos with them if they felt their selection was too small!
I was so angry I felt like saying that they were wrong. I would have been standing there yelling my head off with millions of people staring.
"you're so show-offy, well let me say you're WRONG! I hate this place it is a deathtrap...."
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Truth be told, people can complain about chain stores until they are blue in the face...and nothing will ever happen.

Don't get me wrong, I have tons of complaints about places. Overall though, the Wal-Marts (even the one I run) and petsmarts in my area are all pretty good. Especially the petsmart. It depends on managment of the individual stores.

One thing to keep in mind though, is that Wal-Marts and other chain stores get their fish from all the same places that might ship to your prized LFS. It's not the fish, but usally the upkeep. Every store is going to have dead in the tanks, that's just a fact, but how well the tanks are maintained (ie: dead pulled, water changed, etc) the better they look. Each store is different...

90 days is a little extreme though, I agree.
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