Lfs Advert

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Matty6477, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Matty6477Valued MemberMember

    Hey everyone.

    I am subscribed to one of my LFS's mailing list, and received one of their weekly emails yesterday.

    Looking through it I saw the following:

    New in: Clarias Catfish, Red Tail x Shovelnose

    We have several catfish currently available in-store. On offer are three fish, two gorgeous dappled Clarias Catfish and one spotted Red Tail Shovelnose cross. These have come to us privately and we're currently looking for a suitable home for them to grow up in and live the rest of their days.

    These catfish are already a respectable size but have more growing to do yet. These fish will only be sold to a setup suitable for them so if you're interested please bear with us while we size their potential new home up! We're ideally looking for them to be in around 300 litres of water, and they will require a tropical setup.

    What do you lot reckon to this in their advert?
  2. Stephen HiattWell Known MemberMember

    A Red Tail x Shovelnose would require at least a 200-250 gallon tank (760-950 liters). I wouldn't bother with it unless you have a tank that size.
  3. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    I would probably unsubscribe
  4. DanjamesdixonWell Known MemberMember

    I'd tell them that they misspelt gallons as litres.
  5. NavigatorBlackFishlore VIPMember

    Whoever buys the fish will probably have the euthanize them eventually. It's the way of fish that should only be in enormous tanks. They don't stop growing and once the novelty of having a monster fish wears off, you have to find your own inner monster and kill a pet.
    The ad doesn't matter. They are trying. Everyone passes the buck with 'rescues' of these poor unfortunate beasts. "Come to us privately" says they are trying to help some fool who bought them small and has realized his/her foolishness. It isn't the store's fault. That's a fish dump and a store trying to help.
  6. grantm91Fishlore VIPMember

    Just google the fish and look at pictures, they are not meant for tanks, they need a tropical pond in my opinion.
  7. Matty6477Valued MemberMember

    I wasn't planning to, just wanted to see people's opinions on what they said.
    Also this same LFS store, is one that told someone I know, that Mbunas, Haps and Peacocks can live together fine.

    That's what I was hoping for :)
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 1, 2017
  8. DanjamesdixonWell Known MemberMember

    Why not get involved and get him into a public aquarium? I've done that with large fish that have been bought in error by customers/shops before.

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