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Old 07-02-2011, 12:13 PM   #11
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Haha and to make it even better the guy that was helping me with fish goes " I'm pretty much retarded when it comes to fish, so..."
.....thats not a good sign
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I actually have had the same experience. I have about 4 or 5 LFS in the area where I live and then their is PetSmart. I was really hoping to find a LFS with knowledgeable staff and well kept fish that I could support and give business to. No such luck All the places around me were filthy and the fish looked awful. One place even tried to sell me a nano tank that had been recalled by the federal government, Yikes!
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yeah, petsmart is better than my LFS so i just gave up and started going there
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Quality varies, both for LFS and the chain pet stores.

We have 3 very good LFS in the Minneapolis area that I'll frequent when I can (one is 40+ min away). However, there's another LFS in the area that I'll never buy from because virtually every tank has BBA in it (except the one with SAE in it).

I've also had hit or miss luck with the chain pet stores. Pet Supplies Plus has almost no good fish choices (maybe 10 tanks total), but I've bought a few pieces of equipment from them. PetSmart has a bunch of tanks, but I'll only buy ghost shrimp and equipment from them. PetCo also has a bunch of tanks, and all of the black neon tetras I bought are still alive and kicking, and they're good for equipment also. I've also had some good discussions with a couple of the PetCo employees about fishless cycling, what tanks some fish should be in, etc.
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I guess I need to start my own petstore lol one with lots of nice fishes
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:30 PM   #16
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I guess I need to start my own petstore lol one with lots of nice fishes
good idea, great way to guarantee healthy fish
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