Originally Posted by Holly
I agree. Normally I'll check out the store, ask some questions that I know the answers and see what everything looks like. If compaining goes nowhere there's nothing I can do except not go there and let everyone else I know about what's going on so they don't go either. That's one thing I love about this web site, I've asked about good lfs to go to in NJ and I've gotten great responces. Word of mouth is the best way to make or break a business.
There is a few bad stores in NJ.
-Pet Goods= Friend worked there for a year, tons of fish died easily, fish that were for a cent they put it for 10bucks. They even get some fish they LITERARY get off the streets. Like someone drops it infront of their store and they actually charge a TON of money for it. Like I saw a pleco they charged for 40bucks.
Staff is rude, and generally unknowledgable
Adam's pet safari= Bought a toad from there it was full of parasites, and tons of stuff. I saw skeletons of some frogs on the side of t he tank. They keep toads with skinks in a dessert set up with the dish of water empty. Told the guy to fill it up. Said he would. never did. Bought his overly expensive fish and they all died in the same day. The service was bad, employees were rude and racist. Etc.
Petsmart=Some fish were okay, but for the most part, unknowledgable staff, uncaring, etc.
Petco=Death trap for animals, tons of fish die there a week, they keep sick animals and never tend to them. They have seriously poor knowledge.
Like I dont know why, but these people are stupid(general petstores). Like I mean even the basics, they dont know. Like who doesnt know you dont keep a goldfish in a bowl anymore? Or who doesnt know that you dont mix two species of animals from:
a)Two different families
b)Two different locations
All of this is common sense. Or who doesnt know that you dont feed frogs mice because frogs dont consume mammal tissue that well?