Join Date: May 2015
Location: british columbia
I stepped in once when the staff went away to get some supplies to get the fish out of the tank.
The guys had no idea what they were doing, picking out cold water and tropical fish, things that get too big for their tank and tank mates that would end up being snacks. They were also picking this fish discussing how little they knew then changing their mind and picking that fish they didn't know about instead.
I nicely pointed out their mistakes, gave them the run down on cycling and waiting instead of wasting money (tank was 1 week old), and using my phone and some of what I know, helped them plan some stocking ideas that would work for them.
They left without any fish, and kept thanking me for the help. I hope they listened to at least some of it.
I would never be able to work in a pet/fish store. I'm not an expert, but even with my limited knowledge people drive me crazy when I go get aquarium stuff.