I know what you mean thats what I was thinking when I saw this yesterday at petsmart the salesman told a lady that she could get 3 bala sharks for a 36 gallon tank:icon_eek: because they only got 12 inches each I felt so bad for the fishBut its one gallon per inch of fish right? I mean a 12 inch oscar is fine in a 15 tall right? Petsmart = murder.
not to mention 2" wide. it makes you wonder what the fish look like up close, the ammonia in that tank! burns and fat ugly heads! that is unless they are doing a 75% wc twice daily.I know what you mean thats what I was thinking when I saw this yesterday at petsmart the salesman told a lady that she could get 3 bala sharks for a 36 gallon tank:icon_eek: because they only got 12 inches each I felt so bad for the fish
what people at petsmart don't think about is yes a oscar only gets 12 inches long but it also can be 6 inches tall so really it needs 72 gallons of water not 12 or so
I generally agree with this, but one of those Oscars is going to kill the other, which is just a waste.If the person keeping the tank is happy, then so be it. I wouldn't cram them in like that, but that's their prerogative. I will not complain about it for the same reason that I don't harass people buying the majority of meat in grocery stores.
Definitely a waste. At the same time, much of the hobby doesn't raise a stink about the nasty conditions and high mortality rate experienced in the aquarium business. People go to big box stores all the time, and we don't tell them that it's supporting methods that frequently lead to disease and weak genetics. It's inequalities like these that interest me.I generally agree with this, but one of those Oscars is going to kill the other, which is just a waste.
And yet we'll have animals raised and slaughtered in horrible conditions when they aren't labeled our pets, so long as we don't watch it happen. Some people raise dogs for meat and give them a quick death; I've met students from south korea who's families eat dog. Is this less ethical than a life time of cramped conditions and killed in a drawn out process to simply be able to say that it meets kosher standards?zavikan said:I kind of think thats an awful thing to say really...There is crammed, and then there is abusively crammed. This fits the bill for the latter I think.
If some jerk wanted a dog, and bought a lab for his postage stamp studio apt in the middle of NYC w/o access to the outdoors...as the guy had some crap 9-5 job....and then got a 10 minute daily walk to go poop.... I would see as around equal to this.
Thats just neglectful. And I really dont consider myself a fish crazy guy. I personally do what most consider to be overstocking.
You seem to have a strong opinion about this. I wouldn't mind hearing why you think it's wrong, and what you mean by wrong. Is it ethically wrong from a logical standpoint, wrong because of the attached emotions, wrong in terms of pure efficiency?There's right, there's wrong, and a few shades of gray in between. This situation is obviously wrong to those of us who are not ignorant about the subject matter.