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Topics for Debate Give your opinions on topics that are hotly debated, such as glofish and conditions for bettas

 
 
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I dont get why people want to buy and lfs's want to sell Monster fish.

I hate going to my LFS seeing little kids walk out with bags full of Iridescent sharks, and common plecos.

I also don't get why people want to buy Arawanas, They need at least 500 gallons and they have a tendency to jump, why wast your money.

We should leave the big fish in the wild
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I agree. No regard for the fish at all. I wish they would leave them out in the wild.
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Irresponsible buying is one thing and buying with knowledge is another. This applies to any living thing!
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I'm pretty sure a 75 gallon would be alright for a common pleco. But I'm no expert. lol.
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so does a larger fish earn the right to live in the wild and a smaller fish earn the misfortune of being condemed to a glass box just because of their size?

all fish whether they be a tiny guppy or a or a giant potato cod, should be kept in the kind of environment they deserve.


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Ferret....That is why I recommend that everyone research fish before buying them. A person needs to know what kind of environment the fish need to survive long term. I am not against someone buying a small fish that is going to grow to be big. I am however against someone buying on impulse and winding up with something they are not prepared for. This is cruel to the tiny fish that grew into a monster.
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I'm with ya there mate.
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yeah in a perfect world, people would research ANY pet before buying..being a fish, cat dog, rabbit etc.
just like people dont take into mind when getting a dog or cat..etc..this should be a life long commitment and there will be expenses in caring for your animal,food,vet, hygenie products..people want what they want and find it very disposeable when it it doesnt convience them any more, so cole , its not just fish people dont research, or take long term consideration about when buying..
its also these lfs,pet stores..they have people selling thier products(fish) and letting the almighty dollar rule...they dont care if people dont have the proper set up, or proper knowlegde for that matter as long as they make a buck.
i was in a petco a few months ago, it had just opened..i was looking to get some guppies and a large bala shark caught my eye..i was looking and considering it , when 2 men about 19-22 yrs old came up and asked it i was gonna buy it..i said im thinking about it, but is you want it, go ahead, dont let me stop you.. well a store lady came and asked me is she could help me, told her i wanted some guppies..as she was getting my fish, another lady walked up o the men and asked what they wanted..they went on to tell her, they had set up a 55 gallon the night before and wanted fish that were gonna fish..she proceded to show them all the aggressive fish, and what would fish..they walked out with oscars, bettas, the shark and sone cichlids..when i went to report what she was doing i found out she was the manager on duty and she was who i would ahve to report her to, so nothing was done.

so cole, it all boils down to making money.. it doesnt matter to these people selling them if the fish is gonna be taken care of, as long as the stores make a buck.
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dang sounds to me like an oscar is going to have an expensive meal..... as I am sure he would eat the betta and any other fish he could get into his mouth.

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You all make very good points on people not researching fish before they buy them, but I also noticed that people buy monster fish to feed there ego.

They like to show them off to there friends but have no intention of giving them the care and space they need.
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40 gallon: 2 Gold Severum, 2 Butterfly fish, krib fry, 1 female convict, 1 BP.
29 gallon: 3 Kribs, 3 Keyholes, 1 Butterfly cichlid, Krib fry
10 gallon: Krib fry!!!
8 gallon: 1 Male betta
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