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Old 05-01-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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Pointless Fish Rants

This post is not intended to propose debates over animal cruelty, business or moral ethics, etc. nor provide a venue to "bash" particular businesses; nonetheless, every now and then it seems this forum brings about negative comments in regards to large chain fish stores. I understand the frustrations with those who believe the business is not in the best interest for the animals and you would be correct that the "almighty dollar" wins out, but if you are going to point a finger in blame you should first take a good look in the mirror. I see relentless posts on many forums commenting on the horrid conditions our "fish novelties" are kept in, yet their ill feelings have not warranted the consideration of not purchasing the fish. If you purchase something, there is a need to restock it. Supply and demand, quite simple. I will step down from the soapbox, but there is no point in creating a fuss if you are still going to support the companies time and again.
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I got lost reading that.
I think you mean for us not to support the big fish stores and go to the small locally owned LFS's. Where I live there is only one, and that store doesn't have a lot of things that I use..
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What's your point you are complaining as well? that solves nothing
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Before this thread goes any further I will issue a warning to remain civil. Innovator has made his point, politely and not offensively, any posts that become offensive will be removed from this thread.
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He's basically saying that people complain about fish stores having bad quality fish, and that since you're buying them, the businesses don't need to change..

I totally agree
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I agree with the theory myself. It is the same as anything else, where there is demand, there will be a need for supply. There are some lfs's here I do not support, regardless of the price of their livestock, based on principal.

While I like everyone else, enjoy a good deal, I have found other aquarists that I can buy fish from at good prices.
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:34 AM   #8
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100% agreeable


As far as supporting your LFS instead and complaining they dont have a selection, ask them because they do hand pick what they get still, chains dont.

All LFS go thru a regional supply usually near a major airport, they keep the livestock close to hubs like ohare and LAX ect so they are readily shipped, readily pick-upable by locals and alot less time in transport. One of my LFS's does this as well as stock with locally bred hobbyist supplied fingerlings.
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I agree with innovator and zagz. I boycott the chain stores, and opt to buy from a fantastic LFS I have close by. The prices are probably on the order of 50% more at the LFS, but it is worth it to me to buy from folks who are passionate about the hobby, and are in it for more than just $$$.
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^^^ most LFS have a frequent buyer program too, id ask em since the prices are so high most use that to offset and keep a solid loyal customer base.
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