Originally Posted by dallops_of_polyps
ok first off we sell our fish back to the fish store when they get to big.
I sincerely hope you do since three of those fish will get far too big for that small tank.
secondly he told her it would be ok if she keep ammonia down and had her tank at 70 degrees. also why do Goldfish need to be in freezing water? what were doing no is cooling some of her tank water and then putting it back in.
Why do polar bears live in the arctic, why do alligators live in tropical climates, because that's the environment they are adapted to. Goldfish
come from cooler waters, putting them in tropical waters is like putting you in a room that is kept at 85 or 90 degrees constantly. It's not going to be comfortable or good for you. You're not going to die immediately but you're not going to act normally and in the long term it can lead to health problems. And 68ish degrees is far from freezing.
Cooling the water for the Goldfish
is going to mess with the others in just the same way. They are adapted for warm tropical waters. Cooling their water down will only cause those fish the same problems as warming up the Goldfish
Inconsistent heating, like once a day cooling off a gallon or two of water and adding it to the tank will lead to temperature swings that will make everyone in the tank miserable.
and yes there two adults that work there and the rest are high school students. both adults are marine biologists and what wrong with selling fish theres plenty of money in it.
Which is a far cry from everyone being a marine biologist. There's nothing wrong with selling fish, but most degreed people won't work for minimum wage as a fish netter and most shops won't pay a degreed individual what they want to be paid just to net fish. They hire people like highschool students to do the grunt work.
I'm not trying to tell you to go somewhere else, I'm not trying to say this guy is a horrible person. All I'm saying is that your sister got some bad advice and in the future you need to take whatever this guy says with a grain of salt.
I buy fish and equipment all the time from people I wouldn't trust to tell the difference between a Guppy
and a betta.