ARRRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!! WE BE PIRATES!
Well that what I felt today, My only decent Corp. LFS
went bad today. It was the Petsupermarket here in orlando.
For 4 years, they kept their tanks as clean as possible, no dead fish, no advertising *cides, and did their Pwc
Well I went their to get shampoo for my dog, and decided to mosey on over to the fish section. What I saw in horror! *pyscho theme playing*
The large goldfish tank was overstock and 20% of the water must have been taken out for some reason. The feeder guppy fish wasn't looking too hot, about 2 dozen of them stuck to the intake of a sponge filter. The 20 tank collection remain clean. (I.e gravel/plants clean)
but this one tank, I can not forget, it was the Tiger Barbs/Black Skirt Tetras. As you face the tank, on the right inward corner there were a pile of dead Barbs and tetras, and the living were eating the dead.
some dead angels and fancy guppies later.
I finally left the section, and went to look at some tanks, and I was looking at a 29Gal tank. Just to see how much it would cost and I started to feel the edges of the corner of the tank, just to see how the quality on the tank was, and it was pretty shotty. I cut my finger open on a piece of silicon that was sticking out, the glass sides weren't flush.
so I bought my shampoo and frontline plus and went home, well not exactly, I stopped for a milkshake then I went home.
But ARRRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!! WE BE PIRATES! WE STEAL THE TANKS AND SAVE THE FISHES!
I think there should be a organization like the Health Dept. or United States Dept. of Agriculture, but instead of restaurant and food regulation. it would be for well keeping of fishes. They would need a license to sale fish, and monthly inspections of pet stores aqua section and maintenance.
And if the organization found that the conditions of the tank were unacceptable, that they would have a week to correct the violation. If the problem still remains, they could pull the licenses and immediately take the fishes away.
I don't know if it would work but its an idea. because I'm tired of seeing sick or dead fish and the lack of experience and information of employees.
They should be fined heavily.