You guys talk about us fish mongers like we have horns and a tail
I can't even fathom how much you wouldn't trust me, at a Pet'smart.
Then again, I wouldn't sell anything I thought would die, without a fight. Although people do seem to believe that buying from the store makes them know everything and that I know nothing. This is so common a question it makes me wonder if the customers confide to each other before hey come into the store.
Me: The general rule is 1 inch of fish per gallon.
Customer: (indignantly) You have more than one inch per gallon.
Me: Yes, but not only are our fish going to be sold eventually, but we also have a central filtration system, in actuality we have more than enough filtration. Space is a stress factor, but that can't be helped, we need fish to sell fish. And, again, fish usually don't stay for more than a week.
Customer: (Slyly) Why can't I keep more than one inch per gallon, if you can?
Me: Because our setup cost 500000$ It's over 3 thousand gallons, and it's carefully maintained by experts. I wouldn't try to sell you less if I could sell you more, I just don't want your fish to die.
Customer: (pouting) I don't like it.
Me: Wait 'till I tell you about cycling.
I tell people that a hampster is easier and cheaper to keep than a good aquarium, but they never believe me.