Disgusting Lfs

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  1. cswhitehead

    cswhitehead

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    This morning i went to a lfs and they have 3 anemones in there tanks lighting of the tanks is one t8. Really drives me mad when pet shops take in ls that they dont know how to care for. The same shop has kenyan live rock in a drum with roaches floating around in the water and want 150p/kg. They also have dead hamsters in the cages and dead freshwater fish floating around the tanks. Will not be going there again.
     
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    Direct them to MASA...specifically to me! :76:
     
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    report them to a nature conservation group picket outside
     
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    they only received the shipment yesterday so all the anemones are still looking ok so they wont believe me if i tell them anything.
     
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    Just walk away, no point in getting involved. Do not support them, do not buy anemones out of sympathy. They are bleached already (most likely) and why should you struggle and fail to resurrect them? One day hopefully they would realize that they loose more money than gain on their marine section and they either will wake up or quit.

    Is this their first venture into Marines?
     
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    I don't think he purchased anything RiaanP.

    I was also wondering if they were new to Marines, but it sounds like they have problems outside of marines.
     
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    no they still have a lot of colour only arrived yesterday so still in reasonable condition. but they are already sitting on the glass right at the top of the tanks. they started keeping marines towards the end of last year. also had an anemone then which i suppose also died or was sold to someone and died shortly after.

    ps i did not buy anything
     
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    about the anems, sometimes livestock comes in that lfs has not ordered. so maybe he wasnt wasnt prepared..?
     
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    yes, like flame scallops, Nobody orders them, but they do come in. They die anyway shortly in our tanks.
     
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    @RiaanP how long would you say the ave flame scalop lasts then?
     
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    not sure.
    I receive one "for free" from Dewald (Dorry)
    Put it in the sump next to my bi-valves that i had for over a year. So if bi-valves that are filter feeders, so the scallop should be able to survive.
    Lasted about 3 months.
     
  14. cswhitehead

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    dont think so as all they have are a few clowns and an angel and the anemones.
     
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