Originally Posted by Viperchaos
As previously explained i would not begin to question someone if they were to come up with clear solid information.
Jetajockey if you would sell 8, 3.5" blue fin tetra in a uncycled 9 gallon/35 litre tank. then i will leave you to deal with animal protection
as we follow strict rules.
Fine if he wanted to lie to me then he could of but he didnt. How would it have looked to my manager if i just handed the fish over no questions asked?
Im in it for the fish not the money.
I don't know of any blue tetras that are 3.5" to begin with unless you are talking about congos. You aren't selling fish to a fish tank, you are selling them to a person. You can make it known that you think that those fish really don't belong in that size tank, and strongly advise against it even, or point them at some larger tanks they can purchase, or more compatible fish.
As far as cycling goes, why not give the guy some basic information on tank cycling and maybe some seeded media from the tanks there? That'd speed things along.
And no, 8 3.5" fish whatever they may be are not the best thing for a 9 gallon tank, but it's not an instant death situation, and definitely not something worthy of calling animal control.
My biggest concern in this thread is that while meaning well it seems like people get a bit overzealous in their attempts to help others in what they consider 'proper' fish care, when there are many ways to do things and our own is not necessarily the only 'proper' one.
If you owned a LPS
, sure, force people to bring in water samples before you let them have your fish, do a home tour if they buy a dog, or make them bring the cage they are keeping that prospective pet bird in, but personally it's not for me, I am just one to inform people the best I can and let them be responsible for their own actions.
I'm just showing you the other side of the issue, it's not always just some customer with some absurd stocking plans.