07-10-2008, 11:06 AM
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Would you go to a grocery store and expect the sales clerk to tell you what spice would go best with your chili? If you want specific information like that you would go to a little spice shop or something similar. My point is that petco sales people have to know fish, dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, ect. Even the section manager (if you lucky enough to come in when thier there) probably has more on his plate then just maintaining up-to-date knowledge about aquariums. In my personal opinion this is why you should support independent fish stores. If you want to keep specialized stores with specilized knowledge in business, go there.
I work for a small independent store, so I'm biased
But it is important to realize that everytime you spend money you are supporting that business for the future. If you get everything at walmart then that is going to be your only choice in the future. Just food for thought :)