Petco people know NOTHING
Ok so I'm in petco getting some decorations for my tank. I was talking to the lady and i'm like "yeah i'm waiting for my ammonia to cycle out of my tank before i put fish in to make sure i have the right bacteria and all"
ladys like "how does your tank have ammonia in it if you dont have fish?"
me- "Oh i'm cycling with ammonia"
lady- "YOU PUT AMMONIA IN YOUR FISHTANK?"
me- "yeah.to grow cultures"
lady - "whoever you heard to do that from doesnt know anything,you need to take all the water out,clean it and then you can put fish right in"
me- "*raises eyebrow* O RLY
Also i went to get a plant to help with the ammonia and shes like "the ammonia will kill it instantly!!" is this true?
I was with my dad so hes like "no dont get a plant,she said not too",so i wasnt able to get it otherwise i would have
Also i'm tried to explain to her that i put a fish right in once like she said to do and he got covered in ammonia burns in died.
Maybe the next time you visit the store, print her out some info on a fishless cycle.
No one knows everything about fish, but it would be nice for workers to be honest that they do not know, rather than giving bad advice.
I want to work there just so i can actually give good imformation
i agree, when i first got a tank i took their advice and ended up with 8 dead guppies, 1 dead shark and 10 dead neon tetras. I hadn't done enough research so i took their advice, and the guy was all " ya you can buy like 15 fish and introduce them in the tank all at the same time, meanwhile it was a 20 GALLON TANK!! ya so dont take advice. SO ya there went like $50!!!!
Anyway ive learned to just totally ignore theirs or any other LFS's advice, unless its family owned and there fish-enthusiasts.
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