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Post by carpguru on 5/10/2011, 20:39

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Post by smoggs on 19/10/2011, 00:16

This is a tough one as we've all heard horror stories about the quality of livestock a P@H but its the luck of the draw, i've bought fish and had no problems then on the other hand have had some and lost them within 24 hours. I tend only to use for emergency stuff now on a weekend for food and treatments when most other places are shut and also for tank decorations.
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Post by Ian on 19/10/2011, 00:19

im more worried about the staff in these places they dont have the experience

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Post by smoggs on 19/10/2011, 00:32

I can call myself lucky as i've always had a fellow fish keeper when i've gone in although i still take whats said with a pinch of salt.
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Post by Ian on 19/10/2011, 00:43

its best too take some one that knows about them they will fob you off with alsorts and try to sell you things you dont need or want thats what ive found i like to play dum with them then when they ask how long ive been keeping fish and i tell them 40+ yrs they look really silly

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Post by Ian on 19/10/2011, 00:46

i went to the old johns pets the other day good god its crap its half the size and tanks are dirty and hardly any fish in them and now it looks like a jungle i used to surply there fish years ago when eric and john had it and the stockton branch

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Post by smoggs on 19/10/2011, 00:56

that the one on borough rd in boro?, i wasnt too impressed the last time i was in i did come out with a female guppy that didnt even make 12 hours in my tank and staff didnt seem to know much about the tank buster shark the had in whilst it was cute in their tank bringing it home after searching for what it was would of been a disaster
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Post by Ian on 19/10/2011, 00:59

i had to drop the wife off over there foer a interview and thought johns pets i wish i hadnt bothered

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Post by smoggs on 19/10/2011, 01:14

they have a shop over in Billingham aswell now aint been over there yet and cant see me going unless i'm passing through
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Post by Ian on 19/10/2011, 01:17

its a totally different place mick don on here buys there fish and they are cheap neons were 50p each paki loach x2 for £5 they do odd ball stuiff as well they import fish there and they are due a new order very soon as mick don about it

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Post by fishtanker on 28/10/2011, 15:04

I was in there last week the fella was selling the man every thing in all the tanks he said you can put angels with tetras guppies with barbs they all get on they do if the tank is big one then he started talking a load of crap to the person who was buying them he was taking it all in I asked the fella how long you kept fish he said 20 years I said what have you kept he turned away and said to the person so what do you want to buy I said to man who selling the fish I never heard so much *hit in all my life the wife walked off she said I dont know why you bother you know they lie it makes me mad as people could think all fish kepers are the same as people who work in this sort of place
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Post by fishhib on 28/10/2011, 15:13

Yeh its horrible how they will sell anything just to get money.

The people obviously havent been keeping fish for 20 years. I wonder if he even told them about cycling.
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Post by k3vinjam3s on 28/10/2011, 15:18

Which shop where was this fishtanker?
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Post by carpguru on 28/10/2011, 15:38

i agree with you Mr fish tanker completely
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Post by fishtanker on 28/10/2011, 21:29

it is the one over teeside park
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Post by k3vinjam3s on 29/10/2011, 08:01

lol nuff said!! i nearly got barred for telling people to go elsewhere. its a shame though because their wholesale supplier is quite good but after a couple of weeks in their tanks the fish go down hill fast.

last time i was in there they had some discus that were so dark i couldnt work out what strain they were, oh and the were £50 each lol
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Post by ado_boro on 29/10/2011, 10:46

I think the main problem with a retailer like this is the size of the company. I have found that the knowledge and advice differs hugely from store to store. I'm sure that a handful of them have experienced fish keepers but it's would be impossible for them to have one in every store. There is only so much they can be taught on a short course, specially if the passion for the hobby isnt there. I was given some really good advice once at skippers lane but the guy was from the York store. I've also had some terrible advice so it's really hit and miss! If this was one independent shore it would be a different story I'm sure. I only use pets at home purely for convenience now as they are open when I finish work. I take any advice with a pinch of salt.
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Post by mrsbiffster on 4/11/2011, 13:56

I don't like the look of the fish in there fishtanker. Me and the biffster only go in there to buy treats for our dog.
The biffster bought a tank in there for his birthday last month which i thought was reasonabley priced.
My dog likes the deli counter, he barks at the rabbits. :lol!:

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Post by mrsbiffster on 4/11/2011, 14:05

It's funny that when you go into places like that you know the novices from the experienced and that's the customers, not the staff.

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