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.
"I would rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."