Re: NANFA-- fish quality
Sun, 6 Jan 2002 10:50:26 EST

In a message dated 1/6/02 1:34:34 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< I once sat down with a
PetsMart district manager when he was in one of the Atlanta stores and had a
two hour conversation with him. I asked the saltwater question and his
answer was that the corporate leadership felt that putting such massive
pressure on what is still largely a wild-caught fishery would be totally
irresponsible. I tend to believe him, if only because I think he's right
that the reef hobby would collapse under the weight of the massive
collecting pressure PetsMart would create. >>
Petsplus another chain store sells salt water in my area, they do a pretty
good job but nowhere near as good as the local shop that specializes in salt
water and ciclids. PetsMart has grubby freshwater fish and to travel to a Mom
and Pop type shop means a two hour drive. I guess I need to hurry up and save
enough money to set up my own petshop. After 47 years it seems a trifle to
late to start.


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