You guys are probably thinking that I am going to talk about how TERRIBLE walmart's fish dept. is, and to check fish VERY throgholy for any signs of ich, fungus, and finrot, which are all common fish diesases found on fish that are at walmart. Although those things are highly important, and I never recomend buying a fish at walmart unless you have to (have to?), that is not what this warning is about.
I can't prove this is true because it is something I heard from an employee, but better safe than sorry! It sounds logical so I will report it...
The checker said passively as I was walking away,"oh, when you get to the sensor gates on either side of the door, lift the shrimp over the electronic gate or they will die." She explained that the electronic field between the gates would send an electric charge throught the water and kill the fish!
WHY DIDN'T ANYONE EXPLAIN THAT EARLIER!?
She said that it wasn't likely to kill
fish (I was buying shrimp, that appearently would have been killed), so nobody really says anything.
WHAT KIND OF RESPONSIBILTY IS THAT?
Way Walmart sees it, if the fish dies, chances are you will come back to the walmart to get more fish. That is a shame. Why does walmart have to be that way...so selfish.