could not believe what I saw!!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by redlessi, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. redlessi

    redlessiWell Known MemberMember

    Went to Petsmart yesterday to replace my honey gourami that died 2 days after I got it and saw the clerk in the fish department taking the fish out of the tank with her hands:;fru

    She actually grabbed a scoop of fish and counted them off in her hand and put in the little cup thing to bag up:eek:.

    So of course I asked why would you do that:;dk She replied like it was the most normal thing in the world, its easier to count them that way:;fru

    I hate to see these things............... No wonder my fish died................
  2. navyscuba

    navyscubaWell Known MemberMember

    Go to the contact area and make a comment about your experience in the store.
  3. Tigerfishy

    TigerfishyWell Known MemberMember

    Omg, why?? I would do as above. Does she really not know NOT to touch them? Even I knew that before I was a noob!
  4. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    I'd definitely report her.

    Before we knew about the nitrogen cycle in the 1970's (yes, I'm that old), my father taught us not to touch the fish because of the slimecoat. That was back in the days when undergravel filters were the way to go in regards to keeping fish.
  5. Red1313

    Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    I don't touch my fish often but on the rare occasions when I need to catch the Goldies I'll grab them. Everyone else fits in the "scoop" cup.
  6. David C

    David CWell Known MemberMember

    I've also used my fingers a few times when transferring betta from the death cups to my tanks. I think being gentle and scooping them out is better than getting that nasty water into my tanks. I also treat for the possible slime coat damage but I would like to hope I'm doing it alright. Of course, I wouldn't trust an LFS to do this safely.