yea, the "fish guy" or "aquatic expert" at petco has given us great advice like putting 4 female bettas in the same tank, etc.. one time I had to tell them how to sex a platy fish.. and i'm just a newbie to fish. the sad thing about most of these places is that even if they know better, the bottom line is how cheap can they be & making the max. Their attitude pretty much seems to be "make all the profit we can out of the fish and so what if some die - they're just fish." I think we've had it with these places.. we're going to find some good online supply stores to get our supplies from and good breeders to get our fish from.. the only time we're going in the local petco or any of these places that show ZERO effort to provide minimally decent conditions for their fish is when we have a rescue tank up & running again and it's time for the next rescue Betta. Now if we can find a good place in our area that shows some effort to treat their fish humanely, then they are welcome to have our business.Genie said:I know I shouldn't assume-- but you would think that a FISH store would know FISH. Just a theory. I doubt that they will stop, b/c the "fish guy" wasn't there, another person was, so who knows if the "fish guy" will even hear about the potential health effects on labrynth fish. I should write a "Guide to not killing your fish - a better way to do business" Ha ha- I amuse myself. 8)
You're starting a pet shop? That's great! A little bit of a drive for us, unfortunately.. We wish you well in that venture.inuyasha_lover_21 said:I defiantly don't want the pet shop I am starting up to be like those chain stores. I want to have people that are experienced in my store or tell them to go on here and study before they work for me.
Yea, we do too.. it's like a bittersweet thing shopping there.. I hate supporting a store treating pets so poorly, but you're right about going in & having that special Betta pick you out (like Angel did me).. sadly, we're not likely to have a new fish or pet store in this town for a LONG time. We also hope that store near you is the kind of store we'd run.Genie said:Yeah, you are right. They may even show me the door! lol!! I have a hard time buying fish online b/c of the shipping. And I love to pick out my little creatures-- some of them just "sing" to ya. There is a new store that is supposed to open this spring. Maybe it will open by the time my new tank cycles. AND maybe they will have good fish and fish people. Let's hope so.
Great, be sure to post that notice on here. I'm not the only one looking for more Betta options, I'm sure. Hopefully when you have the store open, we won't be living in the yard after the Bettas take over the place.inuyasha_lover_21 said:For people who can't come to my store I will also have it online. You will see the fish that you are buying. See the health and everything. I am going to sell all types of bettas. Crowntails, plakats. All of em!
LOL.. the people at the store here probably couldn't even SPELL disease.inuyasha_lover_21 said:BTW Genie. I love that test idea. I will have it a Multiple test essayand maybe disease essays on how to cure the right disease and make sure they diagnose the right disease.
I used to design websites before I moved to Denver in 2000 and switched over to network operations, now I'm doing videography. So you have at least 1 rusty web monkey on here.inuyasha_lover_21 said:I am very serious. I need to save up first though before I think about the logo.I will definitely e-mail you once I make the building bigger and wider. I want the logo to be beautiful and I want a decal for the van. I don't know when I will reach this goal but I know it will happen. Thank you for your support. I greatly appreciate it .
Also I hope the decal will match the website and hope there are some website designers on this board to help me.