03-31-2010, 12:28 PM
| || | Fish store employees
On Saturday I went to one of my LFS to purchase a few Cardinal Tetras and a small Angelfish. This particular LFS has a staff that lacks any real knowledge for fish. However, their tanks are always clean and fish are healthy. I go in having done my research and knowing what I want. Therefore, their lack of knowledge doesn't bother me.
On Tuesday, I came home and one of the Cardinal Tetras had died. This has never happened at this LFS to I just chalked it up to a bad fish. I wasn't upset or anything. They have a 5 day guarantee on all fish, so I put the fish in a baggie, grabbed a water sample and went to the LFS. Most of the managers know me very well from being in there so often, but of course none were working on Tuesday. I told a young girl my problem and she called another young girl over to do a water test. She used the API Test Kit (the same one I use). She told me it would be about 10 minutes until all the tests were done (really?) so I took a stroll around to look at the fish. About 10 minutes later she says, "Miss, all your tests look good, but your pH is very high on the chart. It's at 7.0!!" Oh, fish store employees. Enough said.