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Old 01-08-2013, 11:42 PM   #281
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That is just sad. It bothers me he actually said 'I want to see my fish get killed'... That's just not right...
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Customer-I want to have a saltwater tank so that I can have Nemo
Me-Okay, so have you ever had an aquarium before?
Customer-No, I just want a Nemo fish
Me-* I go into a rambling about how to start a saltwater tank
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Customer- You mean I have to mix salt into the water and also treat the water, or buy special water? Why can't I use tap water and just put the fish in there?
Me-(trying not to make the person feel stupid) Well because tap water is freshwater and "Nemo"lives in saltwater and he would die...
Customer- Well isn't tap water from the ocean? I drink tap water all the time and I don't die, I am sure Nemo could live in it as well.
Me- uhh, let me go find you a person who can better assist you.
Another associate continued to explain why fish really was not the best pet for them.
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That has to be a Petco conversation...Am I right?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:10 AM   #284
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Haha sadly no. I work in a small LFS and the things I hear people say makes me so upset/appalled/confused. We refuse to sell fish to people like that.
Apparently a lot of people want "Nemo" but don't realize that he lives in saltwater, or that he cant live in a bowl. Or that fish need aeration is another big misconception in the public. "I bought tetras at Petco and put them in a bowl and they all died. So I bought some more, but they died too. I think their fish are sick, can I buy some of yours?"
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:26 AM   #285
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That is just sad. It bothers me he actually said 'I want to see my fish get killed'... That's just not right...
So, does that apply to the white cloud mtn. minnows and feeder gold fish that get fed to Jack Dempseys all the time?
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So, does that apply to the white cloud mtn. minnows and feeder gold fish that get fed to Jack Dempseys all the time?
It's not the feeding of fish to other fish that bothers me, it's the sick pleasure some people get from watching killing and suffering of animals, or humans for that matter. It's one thing to be fascinated by watching an animal hunt it's prey. But the above post gave the impression of someone who takes pleasure in torturing animals.
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Or the fact that it wasn't because the fish needed sustenance, rather that he wanted a snake.
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Those were my thoughts, PRECISELY when I red the aforementioned cost, but I wasn't sure exactly what you guys meant.
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Actually u saying "Nemo" fish need saltwater reminded me of a guy who bought some corals and he was upset they all died. Apparently he thought coral was a plant and not a living animal. To sad....
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Actually u saying "Nemo" fish need saltwater reminded me of a guy who bought some corals and he was upset they all died. Apparently he thought coral was a plant and not a living animal. To sad....
What did he do? Keep them out of water?
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