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Old 10-12-2014, 10:59 AM   #61
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That's all awesome to hear


I wish people didn't get fish for their (young) kids unless they themselves know fish and fish care and needs. Makes me grrr.
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I wish people didn't get fish for their (young) kids unless they themselves know fish and fish care and needs. Makes me grrr.
Me too! My mom would only let me have bettas in a one gallon tank to help me learn to do regular water changes. She would never let me have a goldfish lol. Now she's asking me for a Jack Dempsey
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I want to slap my lfs right now because the only apistos they have are (I think) stupid hybrid steel blues...
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:10 AM   #64
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Me too! My mom would only let me have bettas in a one gallon tank to help me learn to do regular water changes. She would never let me have a goldfish lol. Now she's asking me for a Jack Dempsey


That was good of her!

I'll have to look them up. I don't know too many fish species by name yet :p
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:32 AM   #65
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I want to slap my lfs right now because the only apistos they have are (I think) stupid hybrid steel blues...
Shall I present them with a Darwin Award for stupidity?
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That was good of her!

I'll have to look them up. I don't know too many fish species by name yet :p
Jack Dempseys are very aggressive chiclids! Just as grouchy as she is!
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:35 PM   #67
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Ah! :p
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Ah! :p
She really want piranhas but I'm not breaking the law! So she'll have to settle for Jack Dempseys lol.
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Haha. Good idea
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Grandma, mother, and daughter are in the big box (starts with P, ends in O) store. Today's visit involved overhearing a lady that wanted a few more snails for an algae issue in daughters 5 gallon goldfish tank. Employee stated "Well you have 5 but they're just slow moving. 1 per gallon is good. It'll be another week or so before it's all gone". She responded with "Okay, it just seems like there's more than last week". His response was a simple " That's odd, but it just needs some time.

It's this point that I can no longer hold back and open my mouth. I began with a couple simples such as how long the tank has been set up, what else is in it, did you know a 5 is way too small (got first dirty look from employee) where is the tank, (he walked away) water parameters, (he and manager are approaching) and WC schedule. As she's beginning to answer, the store manager interrupts and asks why I harassing her. He gets the dirty look from me and the veins start pumping in my neck. Simple response was I'm looking for what might be missing so I could offer a suggestion that your incompetent employee is lacking. And the downward spiral begins. Manager says "I think you need to leave, sir" which turns into my retort of "Why, are you comfortable with uneducated employees giving substandard advice, and happier with numbers the store makes ? You should be thanking me because I was about to convince her to buy a 40b with more substrate, a new filter, and a bottle of stress coat and zyme".

The lady looked at the manager and to his face, "You're an idiot. I was more than willing to spend my money here and you should've let that man finish." Turned to me and said "You know somewhere else nearby ?" We all left together.


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