Originally Posted by catdawg426
the people at petsmart here are actually pretty decent, they have a cichlid lady who knows a lot of (correct) info on them.
I wish mine knew things. Normally they can only tell me what the Fish ID cards say, and they literally pick the cards up and read them to me.
And when I first bought my tank I wanted to get a couple of fish to cycle it, and the lady tried to tell me that I didnt need fish to cycle a tank, just to set it up, wait a week, and then it would be cycled and I could put all the fish I want in it!! Yeah, right!!!
Even the Aquatics Dept Manager at mine has NO clue what he is talking about!! Tried to sell me tiny zebra danios as dither fish for my cichlid tank...after I explained to him what dither fish were!!! Didnt know what target fish were either.
And when I was considering buying a tortouise, they didnt even know how big the only breed they had got, checked the book on them and told me I was right when I knew more than they did!!!
I am telling you, some of us need to set up a booth at Petsmart (and other pet stores) like Lucy on Charlie Brown and charge just a nickle for good solid true information on the pets and care of animals sold!!!
(I'd do it for free!)