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Thread: Appalling.

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    It was my first day off to myself FOREVER yesterday so I did a bit of a LFS crawl, went to about 4 pet stores.

    One of them is one I've never been to before. They have a great range but the tanks were filthy and many of the fish were sick. I also heard them recommending some OBSCENE things to customers. I won't be going back.

    I did see this for sale though. Thinking about putting an oscar in it. What do you guys think?

    Just as a size comparison, it looks like it would fit about 2 Litres in it. Don't know how many gallons that is. Half a gal maybe?

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    I usally protest against places like that with my wallet

    I never go back there and spend my money in another store were they make a effort
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    What is crazier than advertising that as a goldfish tank is the price. $62.95? That would sell for $15 around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameliaaahx
    Thinking about putting an oscar in it. What do you guys think?
    You need a school of 6+ for them to be happy.
    Member of the Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

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    Thanks Kross, I was thinking of putting a couple of Clown Loaches and a Common Plec in there as clean up crew too -- I've done my research and know that oscars are very messy eaters.

    $62.95? That would sell for $15 around here.
    That's about normal. Everything is expensive in NZ. You should see how much the FISH cost. The other day I saw something called a Magnus Plecostomus selling for $259.

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    you've got oscars in the middle, and clown loaches on the bottom. don't you think the top would look a bit empty? how about an arowana or so? good that it has a lid, arowanas can be a bit jumpy...

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    Excellent advice Madagascar!! They're a schooling fish right? So I can have 6?

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    Tongue-in-cheek, I assume you're joking about putting an Oscar in there ...

    I sometimes wish goldfish had nice sharp teeth like Piranhas, to BITE people who stuff them into glass shoeboxes like that! Or is it plastic, or acrylic? No matter . . .

    Still too much of that kind of thing out there ... Gives entirely the wrong impression.

    Glad you walked away ...

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    It was plastic. One of those critter-carriers I remember other kids keeping mice in when I was a kid.

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