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Old 10-07-2004, 12:53 AM   #31
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another comment on Fishy Business....... they do not label the SW fish very well and i have to agree that the staff definitely does not exude friendliness or project a willingness to help.


please keep us filled in on your plans.........It would be awesome if you opened one in this area. I live in the Sanford area.
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Old 10-07-2004, 08:29 AM   #32
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Thanks for all the great feedback. Now, if I could just everyone in this forum to move to Orlando, I'd be in business!
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Old 10-07-2004, 08:39 AM   #33
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Well once your business starts booming, you can afford to relocate all of us.

Of course by then you won't need us...

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Old 10-07-2004, 08:42 AM   #34
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I hadn't considered that.
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Old 10-07-2004, 09:31 AM   #35
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I stopped relying on the knowledge of the staff at local fish stores a few years ago. I research what I want before going to buy. Knowledgeable staff would be nice.

My main thing is the quality of the fish and the price. I will pay a bit more than at a cheeper store if the quality of the fish is better. One example is that at many stores these days I see red tailed black sharks with gray bodies and faded red tails. About a week ago I went to a mom and pop pet store and saw one of the best red tailed black sharks I have seen in a long time. Its body was solid black (not gray) and its tail was a bright solid red. That is the one I would buy. I sometimes spend months looking at pet stores waiting for a good quality fish to show up. If it is not good enough I won't buy it and if I am shopping around for that fish that day and need other things then I won't buy anything unless you happen to be the last store I visit that day.

I like a guarantee on the fish that way I know that if the fish was sick before I bought it (even though it showed no signs of being sick) I can replace the fish for free. When I shop at a store without any guarantee then I am unlikely to risk more than $10 on any one fish.

I won't buy fish from a tank if I see a dead or sick fish in that tank.
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Old 10-11-2004, 11:01 PM   #36
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My lfs owner tried doing that and now I refuse to go back to that store unless the one guy I trust is there.
what store is that?
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Reef Magic... no offense to the owner, I know he is just trying to make money, but I know if I were in his position I'd give the customer options and realize that this person might not be able to afford some of the higher end stuff. So I just don't feel comfortable going there anymore unless the guy I mentioned it there because he is also a college student and understands.

*edit* btw, I'm in Boone, NC up in the mountains
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i live in cary (right next to raleigh, and the only fish-oriented store is a place called fish pro's, which has a ton of different kinds of fish that you can't find other places around here, but i hardly ever go there because of the insane prices
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yup, you're a good drive away from me. that sucks their orices are so high.
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I like having a variety of dry goods to choose from.

Dead fish aren't the most active fish to watch in my LFS :/ I like the little labels they have at petsmart. Maybe show the temperment of the fish, how large they get, and what size tank they need.

There's one store by my house that has a really need display tank for plants on sale. They have a strip of masking tape on the front of the tank that says the name of the plant. Then the plants are planted in a row behind the masking tape. This other LFS just has a bunch of "potted plants" in a tank and you have to guess and see if you got the one you want.

Organization is key!
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