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 Pet Store Worker Had Not Clue And Our Fish Killed Each Other!

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PostSubject: Pet Store Worker Had Not Clue And Our Fish Killed Each Other!   Pet Store Worker Had Not Clue And Our Fish Killed Each Other! Icon_minitimeThu Nov 06, 2008 11:18 am

The first time we bought fish, it was a nightmare!!!
About a year ago. We are fine now.

Anyways, the lady at the store showed us which fish to put together. Basically, some Mollies and some fancy Guppies, and a couple of Platies.

Within two days, half of the fish were dead. I mean, killed!
The mollies just killed half of them, and the platies also attacked the guppies.

Needless to say, we changed our store for buying fish and supplies.
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Store Worker Had Not Clue And Our Fish Killed Each Other!   Pet Store Worker Had Not Clue And Our Fish Killed Each Other! Icon_minitimeSun Nov 09, 2008 4:57 pm

Good for you! Its important to find a store that knows what its selling! I hate to lose a fish and I sure wouldn't want to lose one or more because that people that sold them to me didn't know anything about them.
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Store Worker Had Not Clue And Our Fish Killed Each Other!   Pet Store Worker Had Not Clue And Our Fish Killed Each Other! Icon_minitimeThu Nov 13, 2008 10:44 am

If that happened to me, I do believe I would go back and very nicely but insistently request my money back. Some of those fish aren't that cheap. I really feel for your kids. That would have been hard on them. They get attached rather quickly. I hope you have had better success with your new store. I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Store Worker Had Not Clue And Our Fish Killed Each Other!   Pet Store Worker Had Not Clue And Our Fish Killed Each Other! Icon_minitimeThu Nov 13, 2008 5:45 pm

What a way to teach kids about life and death - I remember as a kid gettting my learning experience that way - it is hard ..

Good thing you changed stores, sometimes the toxicity of the water change can cause some problems.

We have KOI fish here and they are quite expensive - we use to buy them from a pet strore ( big chain)
and they never lived more than a couple of weeks or so.

We got smart and started buying them from a vendor that only deals in KOI - I am happy to say they are alive and doing fine years later.

In fact a couple of them will come up to the side of the pond to have the tops of their heads scratched - we have to be careful though - we don't want them doing that too much there are cats in the hood here, among other desert creatures like egrets (there is a lake on the other side of the mountain we live by)...


Good luck with your fishies - hope your children enjoy them !! alien

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PostSubject: Re: Pet Store Worker Had Not Clue And Our Fish Killed Each Other!   Pet Store Worker Had Not Clue And Our Fish Killed Each Other! Icon_minitimeWed Nov 26, 2008 2:24 am

nice replies everyone. thanks

yes, it was quite hard for the kids to see the fish die one by one.
no, the water was not a problem. how do I know? well, there were pieces of fish leftovers floating at the top... No

boy, am I glad this episode is over.

we now have six fish that have lived in the tank for over a year.
cute ones too Smile
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A friend of mine almost bought non-community fish to add to a populated tank. The salesperson at the pet store had no clue and, If I hadn't met my friend at the store, she would have purchased a Convict for her community tank!

I wish pet store sales staff could always be trusted to know their animals. It pays to do a little research before shopping!
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I have come across some clueless,rude people working for some pet stores. It is more than just a job in my opinion,someone that has a passion for animals I think is the best kind of pet store worker. I mean I don't expect the to be geniuses about pets and such but at least have someone working in there that cares a little.
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I think the main problem with these pet store workers is SALARY.
You cannot expect to find knowledgeable individuals when you pay them just a little above minimum age.

The girl could have been a high school kid, doing her homework in between customers...
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It is really impossible to figure out which fish eats which. I had a shark kind of fish which almost ate whatever type of fish I kept. Now the shark kind is living alone in a small aquarium.
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It's amazing to me how little some pet store workers actually know about fish. At least know who eats who!
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Though it is true that the store clerk should have known better...let us give her/him a break... the store OWNER should have oriented that sales clerk. His being remiss in that cost him a customer.
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