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What should I feed my tetras?

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What should I feed my tetras?
Old 03-01-2010, 04:00 PM   #11
 
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I think that if your tank is HEAVILY planted, with several fast-growing species, cycling isn't completely neccesary.
(The plants will absorb the ammonia as a preferred nitrogen source- just don't fertilise for a few weeks if at all))

It's worth checking things first...add some ammonia and see what it does.

My tank is heavily planted. As I recently learned, it's not above a minicycle (despite using filter media from the established tank which ran for 10+ years).
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:31 PM   #12
 
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haha, well, I've never owned tetras of my own before. Now that I'm getting them, I'm being a little over-protective, I guess, and just double-checking my information. ^_^ I usually tell customers to just buy flakes and frozen brine shrimp for their community fish, but I wanted to be a little more thorough with my own fish. xD
Now you can be sure to thoroughly inform your customers, up-sell them on product, make top salesman of the year and become manager.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:47 PM   #13
 
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Now you can be sure to thoroughly inform your customers, up-sell them on product, make top salesman of the year and become manager.

First of all, I began working at a pet store because I love animals, and passionately want them to find good homes. I could NEVER make 'top-salesman', because unfortunately for my store I tell customers the blunt truth, and I have refused sale to irresponsible customers so many times that I'm surprised I haven't been fired. I tell customers exactly what they need to make their pet happy and healthy, and nothing more. And almost every day I have to explain to customers that just because we advertise something (in an attempt to up-sell, like aquarium salt for fresh water tanks) that doesn't mean they absolutely need it. ^^

In fact, I love to tell customers how they can do things for free; making free hamster/small animal toys, making their own hammocks... My customers come back to me because they know I DON'T up-sell. I hate it when people try that on me, so why would I do it to someone else?

I'm not sure if your comment was meant to be witty or mean, but I wanted to work with animals, not become a salesman. And I get plenty of frak from my managers for being unable to 'sell' anything. I'm there to take care of the animals and help customers better take care of their animals... I care so little about humans, I couldn't care less about THEIR needs. It's all about the animals in my care.

I don't know if you were trying to be offensive or not, but regardless your comment came off that way. Perhaps it was your mention of up-selling that offended me; I hate it with a passion when salesmen try and up-sell to me, so I would never want to become that way. :/

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Old 03-03-2010, 02:22 PM   #14
 
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Ouch. Calm down there, killer. It was a joke. Mean Harri was kidding, I can guarantee that much. As you explore this forum more, you will learn to distinguish everyone's personalities. He's a funny guy and I enjoy reading his threads/posts.

P.S. Variety is the spice of life.
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:59 PM   #15
 
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Ouch. Calm down there, killer. It was a joke. Mean Harri was kidding, I can guarantee that much. As you explore this forum more, you will learn to distinguish everyone's personalities. He's a funny guy and I enjoy reading his threads/posts.

P.S. Variety is the spice of life.
Unfortunately sarcasm and humor doesn't transfer very well over the interwebz, does it? ^_^
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:13 PM   #16
 
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Calm down cupcake.
You posted this asking for info. You got it. Some you knew, some helped you. Since you may have learned something new and you work in a pet store you can use the info to PROPERLY suggest foods for their fish. That would likely mean not selling them the cheap stuff like Top fin food. But rather better quality. I didn't mean upsell them as in rip them off. Because I can't stand to be taken by sales jerks either. No I was not trying to be offensive. If I was you'd know it. Trust in that. Word!
And please, for the sake of humanity, try not to be overly offended, ever, in life. You don't need to look for offensive. At least from me you don't. I'll give it to ya straight up and not hide if I was offensive. Here, have a beer.

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