Some people shouldn't be in the hobby

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Some people shouldn't be in the hobby

Post by dma1976 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:25 pm

So the other day I took a trip to the LFS. There was a family there picking out inhabitants for the little boys(maybe 8 yrs old) new small saltwater tank (not cycled or anything as he just got it the day before for Christmas). He's trying to put a Porcupine Puffer, Hippo Tang, Clown Trigger, Yellow Goby, Fire Shrimp, and wait for it........ Sea Horses!!! :tuttut:

The guy that works at the store explained all the reasons why that wouldn't work. The boy was obviously upset and starting to throw a fit. The parents wanted the guy to sell it to them anyway saying: "lets just get them for him anyway and see what happens, he really wants them". Really???? Poor Fish!

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Post by eieio » Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:51 pm

dma1976 wrote:So the other day I took a trip to the LFS. There was a family there picking out inhabitants for the little boys(maybe 8 yrs old) new small saltwater tank (not cycled or anything as he just got it the day before for Christmas). He's trying to put a Porcupine Puffer, Hippo Tang, Clown Trigger, Yellow Goby, Fire Shrimp, and wait for it........ Sea Horses!!! :tuttut:

The guy that works at the store explained all the reasons why that wouldn't work. The boy was obviously upset and starting to throw a fit. The parents wanted the guy to sell it to them anyway saying: "lets just get them for him anyway and see what happens, he really wants them". Really???? Poor Fish!
total morons with no more brains than an 8 year old, and the kid has no chance being raised by idiots :(
but they'll kill some fish, alright
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Post by hadla » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:16 pm

Why the porky and seahorses?! Poor fish. Idiot spoiled brat... And parents. Guess they wanted to waste over a hundred dollars on fish and show the kid that he can do whatever he wants with animals
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Post by hadla » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:17 pm

Did anyone happen to notice the combination of fish? ._. Surprised there's no clownfish in there
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Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:26 pm

Lemme guess--10g???
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Re: Some people shouldn't be in the hobby

Post by dma1976 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:13 pm

hadla wrote:Did anyone happen to notice the combination of fish? ._. Surprised there's no clownfish in there
I forgot!!!! He did pick a clownfish! Darn Walt Disney!

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Re: Some people shouldn't be in the hobby

Post by hadla » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:45 am

:/ I love finding nemo but I'm smart enough to research the fish before getting them... Especially the ones that cost more than $10.
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Re: Some people shouldn't be in the hobby

Post by BedScien » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:06 am

some people shouldn't be in charge of kids.
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Post by hadla » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:43 pm

You mean shouldn't HAVE kids ;)
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Post by eieio » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:21 pm

hadla wrote:You mean shouldn't HAVE kids ;)
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Re: Some people shouldn't be in the hobby

Post by Welch4 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:23 pm

Its not even about the cost of it. It all comes back to negligence and animal cruelty. Did the person at the store actually sell them the fish? Ive had people at a chain refuse to sell me a fiddler crab because i said it was food for my puff.
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Re: Some people shouldn't be in the hobby

Post by BedScien » Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:22 pm

Welch4 wrote:Its not even about the cost of it. It all comes back to negligence and animal cruelty. Did the person at the store actually sell them the fish? Ive had people at a chain refuse to sell me a fiddler crab because i said it was food for my puff.
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Re: Some people shouldn't be in the hobby

Post by hadla » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:20 pm

Wow... I never have problems getting snails... But then no store wants them in their tanks lol
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Re: Some people shouldn't be in the hobby

Post by dma1976 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:49 am

Welch4 wrote:Its not even about the cost of it. It all comes back to negligence and animal cruelty. Did the person at the store actually sell them the fish? Ive had people at a chain refuse to sell me a fiddler crab because i said it was food for my puff.
I didn't stay there until the end but he didn't sound like he was going to sell him what they wanted.....

And I totally agree with you, some people shouldn't care for or have children!

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Re: Some people shouldn't be in the hobby

Post by Master of Puffers » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:29 pm

I hope the assissant stood his ground and refused to sell those poor fishes. And I hope that the manager/owner would have not caved in under pressure from the parents.

I mentioned a FB friend of mine before who [strike]kills[/strike] keeps bettas. Her latest one died when she left the unfiltered, unheated glass on a windowstill and went on a 3 day vacation. the house heating was turned down and it was -24C outide......
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