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Old 11-17-2012, 02:01 AM   #41
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Walmart told me their green puffer would do fine with my bumblebee gobies. Didn't tell me anything else.
I stopped believing anything [store] has to say about fish keeping after they sold me (my fault I realize for not researching the fish) a couple of Senegal bichirs. One of them ate the other.
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I stopped believing anything [store] has to say about fish keeping after they sold me (my fault I realize for not researching the fish) a couple of Senegal bichirs. One of them ate the other.
I had no clue [store] sold aquarium supplies and fish. Sounds kinda stupid to me. The idiots there couldn't tell me about a vacuum they sell let alone be knowledgeable in regards to keeping aquariums. The LFS by me told me yesterday they are closing next month because they won't be able to compete with [store] that's opening a new store 2 blocks away. Pretty sad that people who actually have a passion for the hobby are getting pushed out by companies that don't know the difference between a goldfish and a cichlid.
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That's so unfortunate! I had a pet store I loved too. If was a fish-only store, actually, and I got some really nice fellas from there. They had a great selection of saltwater fish. Then one day I go there to get a clown goby and find that they're closed.

It's okay though because I've found a new really great pet store and am going to check out another one when I can.
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That's so unfortunate! I had a pet store I loved too. If was a fish-only store, actually, and I got some really nice fellas from there. They had a great selection of saltwater fish. Then one day I go there to get a clown goby and find that they're closed.

It's okay though because I've found a new really great pet store and am going to check out another one when I can.
Yea The one I like best is fish only but they are a lot farther away so it was just easier to go to the one closing. I have a [store] by me but they're all ignorant there to so I avoid that place as much as possible.
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The LFS by me told me yesterday they are closing next month because they won't be able to compete with [store] that's opening a new store 2 blocks away. Pretty sad that people who actually have a passion for the hobby are getting pushed out by companies that don't know the difference between a goldfish and a cichlid.
The guy at my LFS said something similar. He's having real trouble competing with the big box stores. I promised myself I would try and buy as much as possible from him. They are so knowledgeable and I feel like that knowledge and help is worth the extra $$$.
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The guy at my LFS said something similar. He's having real trouble competing with the big box stores. I promised myself I would try and buy as much as possible from him. They are so knowledgeable and I feel like that knowledge and help is worth the extra $$$.
Exactly. I always am willing to pay more for the knowledge and healthier fish. And they give 3 week dead/sick refunds as long as water is good.
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My LFS is full of idiots, but there he only place t buy fish for 50 miles in one direction, and about 400-500 miles in the other. And they only give a 3 day, sick fish, dead fish, policy.
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My LFS is full of idiots, but there he only place t buy fish for 50 miles in one direction, and about 400-500 miles in the other. And they only give a 3 day, sick fish, dead fish, policy.
Well thats a better policy then any stores around me give. If it dies within 3 days its the buyers fault. I think 3 days is a longg time considering most stores around me dont care about it as soon as it leaves their store...
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I used to work in the fish section of a pet store. Real phone conversation.

Customer-- how do you teach a piranha not to bite?

Me-- they have to bite to eat.

C-- well my friend taught hers not to bite.

Me-- well why don't you ask your friend then?

C-- I'm never coming in your store again. (Hang up)

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