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Old 03-13-2014, 11:45 PM   #21
 
OK, two days ago I was buying feeders and notice a woman and her daughter looking at bettas. I didn't think anything about it. When I walked out to my car I could see that they had purchase a 1/2 gal betta keeper and a pair of bettas. Yes they sold them a male and female! PetS Whatver!!!!!!! Not even funny and I am sure the last fish the parent will ever buy.
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:46 AM   #22
 
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You know how finicky and pedantic I can be, so....

All animals have hormones. They stay in the body and regulate systems.

All animals produce pheromones and alimones. These are broadcast into the environment. Pheromones effect behavior in the same species. Alimones effect behavior in other species.

Pretty sure that's right. It's been 50-years since bio 101.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:13 AM   #23
 
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I had dinner with a friend the other day and in her kitchen table was a round container of maybe 5 gallons with three small fancy goldfish in it. The store sent them home without water conditioner, no filter, no nothing. Said "they'll be fine". They only had the fish for 2 days. I explained why their fish are going to die, and told them what they need to do to keep the fish alive till the end of the month when I will be setting up one of my 29 gallon tanks for them, though I told them that ultimately even the 29 won't be big enough. But that's on them - certainly not a guarantee that the fish will live log enough to outgrow the tank, and if they do they will feel better about shelling out some money for that bigger tank.

Gotta start unloading my small tanks....
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:50 AM   #24
 
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I had dinner with a friend the other day and in her kitchen table was a round container of maybe 5 gallons with three small fancy goldfish in it. The store sent them home without water conditioner, no filter, no nothing. Said "they'll be fine". They only had the fish for 2 days. I explained why their fish are going to die, and told them what they need to do to keep the fish alive till the end of the month when I will be setting up one of my 29 gallon tanks for them, though I told them that ultimately even the 29 won't be big enough. But that's on them - certainly not a guarantee that the fish will live log enough to outgrow the tank, and if they do they will feel better about shelling out some money for that bigger tank.

Gotta start unloading my small tanks....
i wish i could say unloading my small tanks, referring to 29 gallons
every idea i have starts at 90 gallons and goes up from there (i don't have the space for more than one tank where i'm at now)
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:07 AM   #25
 
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Ridiculous lfs advice!

Yeah I have a 55, a 30, two more 29s, two 20s, a 10 and two 5s to get rid of before September. Last year I got rid of a 75, 45, 37, 30 and a 10.

The only tanks I'm moving with are the 125s and the 90.

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Old 03-15-2014, 10:04 AM   #26
 
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I'm feeling rather lucky right now reading through the posts . I can say none of the immediately close chain pet stores here give out such bad advice. I suppose if your were unlucky and stuck with a cashier bagging your fish you might get misguided advice ... Yet still that happened the other day to me and the cashier was very knowledgable about fish. And I did talk to her for a while just to see how much she knew.. My only issue with them is the quality of fish ... Which is why I prefer a couple specialized fish stores in the area


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Old 03-16-2014, 09:38 PM   #27
 
Glad to see this thread is growing . I remember almost getting thrown out of a Petland when I was younger cuz I told a customer EVERYTHING the employee just told him was wrong. The employee was p-o'd! I was later asked by the manager if I wanted a job lol.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:32 PM   #28
 
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Good Luck when it comes to feed on her
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