Alright guys, can you tell me if this is reasonable or not?
It's gonna be a long post, just a warning.
So I went to my lps
to pick out dog food, and I happened to check out the fish section for a few minutes. They had the regular stock of fish: goldfish, mollies, platy....etc etc...and then I saw the panda and schwartz cories. Mind you, these are the cories I am considering for my stocking plan, so instinctively I went over to see how they were. Surprise! Healthy and swimming freely. Okay, sounds good..and then I stood in a trance as I saw the price...$6 a cory.
Okay, whatever, if I can spend $200+ on fish supplies, the price of the actual fish shouldn't phase me. I quickly shrugged it off.
Now this is where the real 'problem' happens.
An employee (surprise!) came to me and asked if I was interested in getting some (Corys). I quickly said no and that I was going to get them some other time in the future.
So then he asked me:
E: "How long has your tank been running?"
M: "It's in the beginning of its cycle, so less than a month."
E: "Why are you wasting your time then? Cycling is not necessary. Your fish won't die. Sorry young lady, but you're seriously wasting your time if you don't know how to handle this hobby. And cories sell out fast. Sorry."
M: "Well I believe it helps."
E: "Then don't be in the hobby, you're wasting you and the fishes time."
Then guess what? He left. Literally turned around and went venturing off. I cannot believe it. I seriously wanted to smack him with the bag of dog food that was in my cart. Sadly It's the closest one to where I live, because I live farther from town. Still planning on buying the cories though, just when he's not there.
Oh, if you live in Oahu, this certain pet store is in Kapolei, right next to Ross. *sigh*