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Today, I was at work and was confronted by a customer wanting to get a "Nemo" fish. I explained that 'Nemo' needs to live in saltwater, not freshwater, like their tank was. The customer then turns around and grabs a perforated tank divider and says, "Can't I just split them up with this?" FML
It's precisely why I will not work in a pet shop, and specifically a fish shop. My username kind of explains why I get this FML. If I worked in such a store I'd end up having to take a hellish amount of time off to recover from the stupidity of others. I sure as hell wouldn't sell any fish.
The reason being that 90% of the people buying a fish have NO fucking clue what that species requires in terms of waer parameters, feeding, decor ( amount of cover and hiding areas ect ) and compatibility with other species. And most importantly, fucking tank size. That has to be the biggest hair puller of them all >.<
No sir, that 2 inch goldfish is not to be kept in anything under 40 gallons because in the next few years it will become 12-14 *inches* long ( get a tape meaure and measure it out ) and require ALL of that space to actually fucking grow and live in. So you'd have to buy a large tank anyway, in which case get it now and save yourself the cost and bother.
Yes madam that betta does in fact reuire more than 1 gallon of water to live in, strangely enpough they have never lived in minuscule puddle all year round.
You know the secret? FUCKING RESEARCH BEFORE YOU BUY ANYTHING. How hard is it? The biggest killer of fish is pure laziness. They are specialised creatures, from the ,ost delicate marine coral down to the most humble guppy or goldfish.
FYL OP, you have more paitience than I ever will for that special breed of idiocy.
Speak your mind, but please try and be respectful.
Monday 18 August 2014