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Old 03-19-2011, 11:40 PM   #11
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Cool! Well, as it turns out, i just got the male guppy, since the idiot at the pet store believed in the 1 inch per gallon rule, and wouldn't sell me 3 more tetras. I hate being 13!
I think I would tell that imbecile that it's my tank and if I want to 'overstock' I can. I would tell them that they could either have my business or I would go to a competitor's store. Or I would wait for another employee to come to help me, and not say anything about current stock. Sorry that they deprived you of your fish, and I hate it too when people think they know more about a hobby- that I DO know more about- just because I'm young. Well people tell me I'm a pretty intelligent and mature youngun.

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Old 03-20-2011, 09:18 AM   #12
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Ya, I almost did that... But my dad was right there the whole time, and would have murdered me for being rude to an (ignorant) adult.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:27 AM   #13
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I know what you mean, as I'm a 14 year old girl. The 20 year old guy at the lfs told me bolivian rams will get to about 8 inches and will eat my platy. I was just thinking, "Um, no, it will get to 3 inches and is a peaceful community fish."

About the fish though, I'd just wait until you upgrade in the summer. You don't want them to be cramped, and you don't want them to all be stressed when you move them from the 10 to the 29.
Haha I'm also 14 and I thought it was just me who gets the crappy lfs workers.

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Old 03-23-2011, 10:09 PM   #14
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I think you shouldn't be so quick to judge. Most LFS and corporate store workers are ignorant on the other side--letting equally ignorant people overstock or kill their fish with ammonia. If there's a work that's concerned about proper stocking, it's a step in the right direction.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:31 PM   #15
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I understand what you mean but, they can't be so quick to think you are a person who wants to put a tang in a fishbowl. I do admit some of my lfs clerks are getting to understand it and since I am a regular customer I have seen their improvement. I was there before them.

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Old 03-23-2011, 10:41 PM   #16
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I see your point as well. Just understand though, that the average pre-teen/early teen isn't going to know as much as you do. So, don't expect the respect you haven't yet earned. Age might not equal experience, but you can't blame fish store workers for being wary.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:49 PM   #17
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Ya your right but I really wish I could start working there so I could turn it around. I really am thinking about going on a waiting list so when I'm able to drive I'll be at the top of the list.

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Old 03-23-2011, 10:58 PM   #18
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If this is your passion, then I think that's a great idea.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:59 PM   #19
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I would like to but then I won't be able to get into the golden gloves. ( it is the state championship for boxing.)

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tertra,until you get more tank cuz zebras often race around near the surface, cool fish i think.
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