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Old 09-25-2010, 01:05 PM   #1
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Bad lfs!

Ok guys/gals gotta rant a lil!

Ok couple days ago I was in a nearby town getting some stuff for our baby thats on the way and I noticed a "pet store" that had SW fish, so me and the wife walk over to take a look and as soon as we walk in the smell of ammonia in there was so bad you could barely breath! There werent many fish in the tanks but the ones that where there looked horrible I have never seen a Yellow tang so skinny! It was truely sad!

Then on the same day, as where headin home we stop off at another "LFS" that we had never been to, just to check it out and the lady starts talking to me about our set up and asking tons of questions and then proceeds to tell me how wrong my set up is! And how I need to switch to bio-balls and yada yada yada..... I toned her out pretty quickly. I mean if your gonna give advice on aquariums atleast make sure your own tanks look decent! I would have never bought anything from this lady just because her tanks look like crap let alone take advice from her!
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:51 PM   #2
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Yep, collectors of tropical fish must have a license to catch the fish. Pet store operators should have to do the same. There is alot of not up to par petshops selling SW fish that should not be allowed to.
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I guess it's not just the puppies and kittens. This is why I like animals and pets better than people.
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Yep, collectors of tropical fish must have a license to catch the fish. Pet store operators should have to do the same. There is alot of not up to par petshops selling SW fish that should not be allowed to.
Pet shops are required to be licensed, typically through the State's Dept. of Agriculture. The rules, requirements, and fees vary by state. Just like most licensing, it's mostly formality and fees although they did come over and inspect our fish room before we were approved. I don't know the details on other states. If it was as bad as described, I'd contact your state's DoA.
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some times you wonder how they stay in business.
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The DOA has so many laws the it don't know which side is up!
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The DOA has so many laws the it don't know which side is up!
lol along with any other agency. lol
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some times you wonder how they stay in business.
Because of the customers, as I saw on my last trip to the LFS, who bring in little Joey for a fish, by a 3 gallon starter aquarium kit and a goldfish.

Lack of knowledge = easy sales.
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Because of the customers, as I saw on my last trip to the LFS, who bring in little Joey for a fish, by a 3 gallon starter aquarium kit and a goldfish.

Lack of knowledge = easy sales.
lack of knowledge is one thing but one should even be able to tell a dirty store from a clean one.
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But i have a Lfs and it's great. The fish there are as happy as larry. They even have a large collection of salt water and they are in prime condition. But then again i live in Australia so i dont know what it is like In America. I thought i would just put in my Input
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