I have had better luck. 5 out of I think 28 were male. Yea the frog thing that's new.
Those are the salamanders that are like stuck in the larvae form right? That's disappointing
A croc!? That's definitely a first
I went to a store the other week and they had baby axolotls in betta cups. Besides that, their other stock (which also included caimen and a nile crocodile) seemed in good health
I suppose it's good that they're at least trying to take care of the crocs. Doubt they'll be sold quickly too.The ones with the feathery external gills. Adults were in a large tank, but the conditions of those babies...
And yes! That was certainly interesting! They had at least two or three and a bunch of caimen.
It was definitely an interesting place, they had a 20,000 gallon sump under the floor.
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Did you just say there was a tiger for sale!I'm not surprised about caimans and crocs being sold, after living in Texas. I remember a reptile store was selling dwarf caimans and other exotics. One place had an actual tiger for sale. It was like a zoo. Even a pet shop inside a mall was selling lemurs and prairie dogs. Considering reptile enthusiasts can purchase dangerous, venomous snakes, it's really no surprise.
Yup. The store sold some pretty interesting animals, including terrestrial crabs and a ton of snakes and spiders I've never seen before.Did you just say there was a tiger for sale!
If you are respectful, you will not be rude. Perhaps just don’t correct them persay, but give the customer the reasons why you disagree and what you would suggest. If you do it this way, the only way you’ll be taken rudely is if the employee is immature.There was another time when I was at petco instead (don't go to petsmart much anymore) I overheard a trainee in aquatics say the dreaded "inch per gallon" and I was torn in half between ignoring it (and letting some fish suffer) or correcting her (but that'd be rude, and I couldn't make her look bad in front of a customer)
I eventually just walked away
I suppose I just don’t feel right about lying, particularly over such small matters lol. If I continue to get interrogated over these issues then I’ll just save up and purchase online where you don’t have to write an essay on what tank they’ll be going in. XDI just outright lie to the store. Yep their going into their own 5 gallon tank so they don't drown or fight. Its easy just tell them what they want to hear and move on. If I told them the truth I dought they would sell me fish.
Probably walk away. I mean, if the customer is responsible they’ll know it’s a foolish guideline and properly research.What would y'all do if you heard someone say the inch per gallon rule
Walk away like I did? Or correct them?
I have never understood this. Do people not understand what the ocean is? They are in an ocean... ocean means saltwater. How can you be so foolish?Sadly after the nemo movie many many nemos and dories were put in freshwater bowls. The lfs we had at the time had to put up a big sign. These are saltwater fish. Thank you for your understanding. Yea sad situation.
I’ve seen craryfish but not frogs or axotlis in cups.I've seen seen Asian dwarf and clawed frogs sold before, but never in cups.
That’s honestly very saddening... I don’t understand how it’s legal to sell such large and dangerous predators as pets. It’s rather inhumane IMO.I'm not surprised about caimans and crocs being sold, after living in Texas. I remember a reptile store was selling dwarf caimans and other exotics. One place had an actual tiger for sale. It was like a zoo. Even a pet shop inside a mall was selling lemurs and prairie dogs. Considering reptile enthusiasts can purchase dangerous, venomous snakes, it's really no surprise.
If anyone is in the NYC area, there's a very popular fish store in Flushing called Monster Aquarium. Literally, they sell monsters. It even sells fishes depicted in the show River Monsters. I saw Goonch Catfish, Alligator Gar, Goliath Tiger Fish, and even juvenile Arapaima sold there.
I wish I had one like that near me!
I wish I had one like that near me!
Just curious, are you in the U.S. The_fishy ? I'm surprised that's legal
in pittsburgh by any chance?Yup, I am. This was a small business store in Pittsburgh, PA.
They also had alligator gar, some adult oscars, African butterfly fish, and red-bellied piranhas.
The employees seemed very knowledgeable from the conversations I overheard, which makes the baby axolotl situation even more saddening
in pittsburgh by any chance?
Sorry, I think I edited my post after you quoted. It is in Pittsburgh.
Aqua World? If so we were both talking about the same store haha!
It is! I was just there on the 19th. I’m from Maryland, but going to college in PA. Me and my boyfriend decided to go on a little adventure there since it wasn’t terribly far away (like an 1hr 10min).
That's great! I haven't been there in years but used to go a lot when I was in highschool. Not sure which direction your school is in but the store I was referencing in my original comment is east of Pittsburgh (in Monroeville) called Elmer's. I would definitely recommend checking it out if you haven't already!
I went to Elmer’s last semester! That one is a bit closer (only 40min) and probably my favorite between the two. I was really tempted by their driftwood selection and ended up buying a weirdly long small tank from there. View attachment 524769
They probably did, then had to clear it up with the breeder they came from. They're probably worth looking at though
May I ask which store?? I am from PA so I wonder if it's one I frequent!Was just at a fairly popular LFS in PA this afternoon. They were insanely busy so I wandered around while waiting for my # to be called to get fish.
Overheard an employee explaining to a customer why goldfish were not a good choice for their 5 gallon tank.
I wanted to thank the employee for trying to educate but he was too busy. I didn’t see his name but I will call the store and commend them on a good employee.
That Fish Place in LancasterMay I ask which store?? I am from PA so I wonder if it's one I frequent!
Wahoo! Was in my LFS and the owner took the time to show me his breeder tanks in the back.Yes! Let's keep up some positive stories so this doesn't become a store bashing thread