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10-07-2012, 09:21 PM #1
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?
10-07-2012, 09:27 PM #2
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 effortIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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10-07-2012, 09:37 PM #3
What is crazier than advertising that as a goldfish tank is the price. $62.95? That would sell for $15 around here.
10-07-2012, 09:44 PM #4
0Originally Posted by ameliaaahxMember of the Greater Seattle Aquarium Society
10-07-2012, 10:09 PM #5
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.
10-08-2012, 12:42 AM #6
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...
10-08-2012, 01:29 AM #7
Excellent advice Madagascar!! They're a schooling fish right? So I can have 6?
10-08-2012, 02:09 AM #8
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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10-08-2012, 02:13 AM #9
It was plastic. One of those critter-carriers I remember other kids keeping mice in when I was a kid.