Originally Posted by ScotJudd
Welcome to the forum. I am new too.
I have already had confirmed the first rule of fish keeping - don't take advice from anyone who profits from you (LFS
). This forum provides an ideal opportunity to pick the brains of like minded others.
It is sad too because so far I have been misinformed by Petco. The guy sold me a tank and fish on the same day. (I believe that the guy actually didn't know that was wrong so I won't accuse him of lying)
I was flat out lied to by the OWNER of a LFS
who told me it was totally fine to add multiple more fish into an uncycled tank because with freshwater fish there is no need to cycle (He clearly knew better and flat out lied for the sale)
What is so sad is that I am an incredibly loyal person even to companies. I have had the same mechanic since my first car, the same doctor my whole life, and shop at the same grocery store since my teenage years. Had they given me accurate advice I would have likely spent thousands of dollars of my money in their stores over the years. Now I know they are either ignorant or flat out liars so they have lost my business.