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Old 06-01-2015, 04:46 AM   #81
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Wow, great read!
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:05 AM   #82
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Just remember, not everyone is going to have your same interest in the same fish you like. You need a variety of fish for a variety of people.
Exodons: lol Here's an article that might help you with them. One Tough Tetra: Exodon paradoxus (Full Article) | Details | Articles | TFH Magazine®


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Old 06-01-2015, 09:07 AM   #83
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yeah, that is the same article i read on them. not much i am going to be able to do with those fish.
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The thought of a little tetra not being scared of a Midas would scare me to even put my hand in that tank 😰


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Old 06-03-2015, 12:01 AM   #85
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i went through all of the bettas tonight, 150 or so, and completely changed out their water. the wall of bettas is a bit depressing. they could cut the number they keep in half and still have plenty to sell and display. i found 4 that were dead and appeared to have been so for some time. they have some really nice ones, too. i am considering dusting off the 10 gallon and setting up a betta tank of my own. will be sure that they get better treatment while i am working there.

it was nice to be able to spend most of my shift working with the fish as opposed to being on the computer. even had a chance to educate a few customers about the ich life cycle, about cycling tanks, feeding, and about green water.

a woman came in asking about chemicals to treat green water. i asked her a few questions and found out she was overfeeding and leaving her lights on all day long, 12 plus hours. i actually told her to put the chemicals back, to reduce feeding, increase water changes, leave the lights off for 2 or 3 days, and then to decrease to 5 or 6 hours of lighting a day. she seemed taken back that i didnt try to sell her anything.
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a woman came in asking about chemicals to treat green water. i asked her a few questions and found out she was overfeeding and leaving her lights on all day long, 12 plus hours. i actually told her to put the chemicals back, to reduce feeding, increase water changes, leave the lights off for 2 or 3 days, and then to decrease to 5 or 6 hours of lighting a day. she seemed taken back that i didnt try to sell her anything.
you should have at least sold her an algae scraper....
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you should have at least sold her an algae scraper....
ha! well, it was green water, not algae on the glass...but i do see your point. hopefully, management will not. i dont really feel like selling people stuff they dont need.
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I've heard from people on here that a UV sterilizer worked better than a blackout. Might be something to tell people to look into if the blackout doesn't work out.

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Actually would have gone for that too (plus the algae scrapper).
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i have to see what types of uv sterilizers they have in stock, and will consider suggesting them in the future. i just like to find the cause of the problem and treat that.
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