so check this out lol
I walk recently walk into a Petsmart ( eastbrunswick, nj to be exact ) and walk over to the fish tanks which are fairly clean and decent looking. i know what im getting already so thats not a problem. so i go to the tank with ghost shrimp in it. i came here because its closer than any LFS by me and petsmart ghost shrimp are cheaper, 33c a pop. anyways i want to get some more since i only have about 4 or 5 in my 55g because fish were eating them ( but i took care of that, and i know they're ment for food but i think they're cool ) so i wanted to replenish my quantity lol.
so this younger lady (unfortunatly i didnt catch a name because i didnt expect a problem) approaches me asking if i want help. i say yes please, ghost shrimp, ill take as many as you have.
so she replies, clear shrimp, ohh theyre here somewhere and shes looking at all the tanks
meanwhile im standing infront of the tank they are in
she finally finds it
and goes, i only see 1 in there
meanwhile i see 5 to 10 so i ask kindly if she could move the rock in there because i know they like to hide on or under them.
she hesistates and finally does, WITH THE NET! idiot. and shes stirring up the tank, stressing the fish, and just making a complete mess.
she keeps complaining on how "she can not catch any" so while shes trying to snag some i walk to the other end of the tank section and grab the specimen holder ( the clear container that hangs on the tank that you put caught fish in) and as i turn to walk towards her shes approaching me, net in hand and says "thank you" and dumps ghost shrimp into the EMPTY CONTAINER! omg
i ever so kindly remind her that these are living creatures and they need WATER and she replies like a snot "i know" and heads to the tank to try to scoop up some more shrimp. well with her face pressed to the glass "trying to catch them" it didnt take me long to turn around and walk right on out. I am absolutly disgusted, disapointed and pissed about this. i understand petsmart cannot hire marine biology grads but hire someone with a little common sense, or give them minimal training on the animals they sell for christ sake! HOW DO YOU PUT SOMETHING IN A DRY, EMPTY CONTAINER!!!!!!!!!! any how i explained to petsmarts corp. my concerns of their poor quality employees/service (which im sure will do nothing and get me no response) but im not stopping here. ill stand outside their store with a sign reminding customers not to shop there until i get arrested! ( j/k i wish i had time for that
) but on a serious note, take fish shopping seriously and if there is the option of going to a "LFS" please do it for the sake of some knowledge in fish keeping and keeping the hobby alive (for people that care) even if it cost a dollar or two extra for that fish. me personally will NEVER EVER go to petsmart again even if its for a bottle of cardboard flakes or a dog bone for my sisters little gremlin mini pin. ill take the extra 20-30 minute drive ( using more gas and time ) just to go to an actual fish store, because again I AM ABSOLUTLY DISGUSTED AND PISSED!! even though i knew places like this arent the best to shop, like i said ghost shrimp are cheaper here and its closer to my house, well never again petsmart, never again.[/code]