Gourami in Betta bowls?
Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:24 AM
They have signs on their gourami tanks saying they are labyrinth breathers and breathe from the surface. The disturbing part is that the manager wrote on the tanks "can live in BOWLS just like a betta fish". Don't gourami get too big for a bowl and anyway,
No fish should "live in a bowl".
I could be wrong but...if I am right, that manager is about to start a new craze in fish killing around here.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:36 AM
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:18 AM
It seems like every time I start to feel good about pet stores, I hear something like this that makes me rethink that sentiment :/
Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:50 AM
I actually have a semi-positive Walmart experience. I was in there a few weeks ago buying some cleaning supplies and couldn't stop myself from going to the pet "department". They had seven bettas in cups with filthy filthy water, fuzzy mold on the half inch of uneaten flake food someone had thrown in the cups and they looked awful. Three were dead. I went and got the manager...told him I would even change the cup water if he'd let me...he said he would take care of it. he took the cups, called an employee and immediately had them taken care of. He said they had had several complaints about the fish department manager and how he cared for the fish and it was being "re-evaluated".
Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:22 PM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:58 AM
Stores aren't people either, so I'm not sure that even saying "that chain doesn't take care of it's animals well" could be considered slander, since you're talking about a store/corporation.
According to the US Supreme Court, corporations are people, and have the same civil rights as people. I could go into a rant about that, but i'll skip it for now.
I think you're better off with the "if it's true, it's not slander" argument. Especially if you have proof, like pictures with something with the store name in the picture with the fish and bowl.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:31 PM
Any other species, however, gets larger therefore needing a larger tank. Guorammis range from the miniscule sparkling gourami to the giant gourami, a fish that gets over two feet!
Anyway, the way the pet store put it was extremely misleading (especially to an inexperienced fishkeeper) but has a small grain of truth to it.
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