02-20-2007, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by caferacermike
XMike, thank you for taking the time to prevent another pointless fish transaction. It boggles my mind what stores will sell. What's worse is the information they give out. I've been at many a store watching them hook someone on a fish that will grow to 3 feet or more because it is beautiful as a juvenile, then recommend a "common" sized tank like a 180, 200 or 240 to house it in. It's always the same story. It'll be perfect for this fish. So the newbie buys the most expensive tank in stock with all the extras only to be sold a $40 fish that has no business in the structure. It's not about selling the fish, no it's about selling the tank, filters and lighting. The fish is only bait.
The petsmart near me says a red belly pacu (which they sell for 4.99) will fit in a tank 30 gallons or more, then they say corydoras can fit in a tank 1, yes i said 1 gallon or more, and get this, they say clownfish (the saltwater percula clown) can fit in a tank 3, yes i said three, gallons or more, what are they thinking, read the end of my siggy. The worst i saw there i think is the koi, they say a koi can fit in a 20 gallon tank as long as there are no plants, first that doesnt even make the 1 inch per gallon rule as koi get to 24 inches, second, a 20 gallon high tank is 24" wide exactly, that means the koi cant even turn around!! Just to stay a bit on topic they say bala sharks can fit in a 10 gallon tank, as long as there are lots of plants and driftwood, then i saw a lady trying to net a fish out, i can tell you know she has had no experiance with fish the way she tried to get them, she pushed them againts the wall with the side of the net then draged it over to the corner, then in a quick swipe flicked her up in the net, then took it out and touched it a bit, then put it in the bag. I felt like attacking her!
Sorry for getting off topic but i just had to say this