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Old 11-21-2012, 04:08 PM   #71
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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.
I never have expectations now when I go to [that store]. I should have clarified... I had one self-proclaimed "fish expert" I relied on when they had fish. I did not know better. Now I do. (At least I knew there weren't any "vacuum experts" at [store] :P)
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:51 PM   #72
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Hi being half deaf I have never heard anything But thanks to this thread I have had a great laugh and next time I go to me local fish shop I shall wear my hearing aid
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #73
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Hi being half deaf I have never heard anything But thanks to this thread I have had a great laugh and next time I go to me local fish shop I shall wear my hearing aid
90% of the time people who work in fish stores will be some of the most unintelligent people you will ever encounter. To the point where it's practically shocking. Be prepared my friend. It's all laughable in the end though.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:56 AM   #74
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The owner of my lfs store once said ever wonder why someone who puts 2 oscars, 1 pleco, and 1 blood parrots into a 55 never have problems but if your parameters just slightly change you lose the lone guppy in your 10 gallon? I said no. She said darn I'm still trying to figure it out. I had to laugh at this.
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The owner of my lfs store once said ever wonder why someone who puts 2 oscars, 1 pleco, and 1 blood parrots into a 55 never have problems but if your parameters just slightly change you lose the lone guppy in your 10 gallon? I said no. She said darn I'm still trying to figure it out. I had to laugh at this.
You know what's even funnier? The Saints!

Sorry man I had to...lol
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Insert 'here is your sign' slogan here.
Hahaha I see what you did there!
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:44 AM   #77
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You know what's even funnier? The Saints!

Sorry man I had to...lol
Really going there are we?!?! You keep saying that.... At least my forum name doesn't sound like a girlfriends pet name lol

I'm just joking yeah this year isn't there best but I can't say I'm completely upset.
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Yesterday there was a new guy at my favorite fish store. He was recommending tinfoil barbs to a woman with children.
She said, "And they'll be ok with the goldfish?"
He replied, "yeah cuz they're pretty peaceful and fast enough to avoid him."
Her, "Even in a twenty gallon??"
He says yes, sounding completely lost.
She makes a I-don't-believe-you face while I turn and shake my head behind his back.
Then she says, "what about these?" (Cichlids)
He said they get too big.
She said I thought fish were limited by the size of the tank.
He looks extremely unhappy and says "to a degree yes, but..."
So I said, "their spine stops but their internal organs do not. So you shorten the lifespan of your fish," in an empathetic tone.
He said, "yeah so I don't really recommend that."


I gave her the forum a while later and talked to her about her fish...
He did check to make sure she dechlorinated her pwc water.
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Yesterday there was a new guy at my favorite fish store. He was recommending tinfoil barbs to a woman with children.
She said, "And they'll be ok with the goldfish?"
He replied, "yeah cuz they're pretty peaceful and fast enough to avoid him."
Her, "Even in a twenty gallon??"
He says yes, sounding completely lost.
She makes a I-don't-believe-you face while I turn and shake my head behind his back.
Then she says, "what about these?" (Cichlids)
He said they get too big.
She said I thought fish were limited by the size of the tank.
He looks extremely unhappy and says "to a degree yes, but..."
So I said, "their spine stops but their internal organs do not. So you shorten the lifespan of your fish," in an empathetic tone.
He said, "yeah so I don't really recommend that."

I gave her the forum a while later and talked to her about her fish...
He did check to make sure she dechlorinated her pwc water.
Wow wasn't [store] was it lol
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Really going there are we?!?! You keep saying that.... At least my forum name doesn't sound like a girlfriends pet name lol

I'm just joking yeah this year isn't there best but I can't say I'm completely upset.
Yeah man I'm a Dolphins fan so I really shouldn't even open my mouth. Haha.
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