i really cant believe a pet shop around here would sell such a fish :-'
how can anyone be surprised anymore? Not going to say this is what happened, but sometimes stores order things and end up with things they don't know about. This pet store I use to help out at sold some fish she thought were pacus but later on realized they might have been pirhana which is illegal to sell in this state... but that's not what she ordered from her supplier... Who knows what happened...
When I read the title to this I thought it was one of those venting type posts complaining about people's ignorance... All I can say is that this is America(well, a lot of us here) and we're all brainwashed by the media everyday that we "need" things and we should always have whatever we want etc... People see something they like and buy it, or a salesperson tells you what you like and you believe them. I hate to say it but I bet the majority of people here have fallen victim to that type of behaviour before whether it had to do with fish or something else. No matter how many times we see this sort of things happen and no matter how many people we try to change, there really is no end in site. We're going to keep seeing the same things over and over and over again... "but I still have a positive mental attitude..."(quote from veggie tales 'Jonah')
Anyway, sorry for my little rant.