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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:19 pm Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

 in  a  small  lfs  
 me:i  need  to  buy  a  small  flowerhorn
 lfs  guy:  imported  or  local  
 me  :  show  me  both  
 (he  showed  me  a  tank  where  both  flowerhorn  and  oscar  frys  wer  mixed  up)
 (i  selected  a  biggest  flowerhorn  fry  and  i  showed  him)
 lfs  guy:  sir  that  is  a  indian  flowerhorn  which  wont  get  head
 (i  was  kind  of  little  confused  Surprised   now  what  is  the  difference  between  indian  and  imported  flowerhorn)
 me:then  which  are  imported  which  will  get  head
 AND  TO  MY  SURPRISE  HE  SHOW  ME  OSCAR  FRYS  AND  SAID  THEY  ARE  IMPORTED
 me:so  why  wont  indian  flowerhorn  get  head
 lfs  guy:because  they  are  caught  from  INDIAN  RIVERS  and  imported  flowerhorns  come  from  LAKES  IN  USA  ROFL  ROFL
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:20 am Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

 ROFL   ROFL   ROFL
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:42 am Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

 I  have  a  different  experience  ...
 
 My  lfs  guy  ,  he  a  collection  of  100  plus  bonsai's  and  a  wide  variety  of  aquatic  and  terrestrial  plants  ,  just  because  he  is  not  used  to  internet  he  is  not  aware  of  aqua  scaping  ...  
 
 apart  from  aquarium  business  he  is  a  serious  animal  lover  Smile  .
 
 but  when  i  tried  to  introduce  him  to  co2  he  said   co2  will  kill  the  fish  Smile  ,  they  need  oxygen  Smile  pointing  out  at  those  bubbles  in  his  tank  Smile  ,  
 
 and  i  think  better  keep  him  with  O2  .
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:20 am Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

 Yes  he  was  pointing  you  to  SEE  O2  not  CO2
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:31 pm Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

 last  weekend  went  to  a  lfs  after  a  long  time  ..  had  a  friendly  chat  with  him  and  i  was  surprised  to  see  a  new  fish  ..  he  had  got  a  leleupi  for  the  first  time  in  his  store  ..
 me  :  wow  !!  what's  the  price  of  this  ??
 lfs  :  its  very  costly..  got  it  from  Singapore.  and  its  not  for  sale  .
 me  :  ok  .  you  only  keep  that  fish  ..  what  is  the  name  of  that  ??
 lfs  :  bishardi..
 
 keeping  a  leleupi  and  calling  it  a  brichardi  ..  That  too  didn't  spell  it  properly  ..  called  it  bi  -  shar  -  di  ..
 
 again  the  conversation  continues  
 me  :  why  have  you  kept  it  single??
 lfs  :  sir,,  its  like  flowerhorn  ..  you  have  to  keep  it  single  only  otherwise  it  will  attack  the  other  fishes  ..
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:46 am Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

 AD*  meet  in  Chennai.  Fishes  in  cover  were  stressed  by  throwing  them  around  the  room.  All  were  alive  after  this  exercise  lasting  6  minutes.  (poor  fish)Then  put  into  tank  and  CO2  given  full  blast  for  3  minutes.   The  fish  started  to  swim  lazy  and  were  coming  to  the  top.  Around  10-12  fishes.  The  AD*  De-stress  was  added  to  tank.  Too  late  by  them.  4  fish  died!  2  floundered  helplessly.   Huge  embarrassment  for  sponsors.  They  did  a  poor  job  of  cover  up.The  entire  audience  were  convinced  of  the  product  quality  then  itself!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:56 am Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

 Wow  !!!  very  nice  read....  ROFL
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:48 am Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

 Hilarious  thread  indeed!!!  BIggest  misconception  that  they  spread  is  oxygen  pump  inject  O2  inside  water.....  Chuckle  
 and  some  LFS  brag  about  Vaastu....  buy  Flower  horn.....  the  bigger  the  Hump  grows  your  wealth  will  grow  accordingly  and  to  buy  tht  bigger  hump  wala  FH  you  have  shed  heavy  amount  of  money.....  
 and  they'll  suggest  costly  food  for  the  Hump  to  grow  big....
   So  I  wonder  by  buying  that  FH  with  already  having  big  hump  and  feeding  him  the  LFS  prescribed  costly  food.....  how  a  persons  wealth  got  increased  rather  it  got  drained!!!  still  people  fall  for  these......  Surprised
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:57 am Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

 Enjoyed  reading  this.  Had  a  good  laugh   ROFL  
 
 I  once  asked  an  LFS  why  they  feed  Daphnia  to  the  fish.  They  told  me  
 (Hindi  :  Macchi  ka  paet  saaf  ho  jate)
 Translated  :  It  clears  and  cleans  the  fish's  stomachs
 
 And  you  must  buy  daphnia  before  the  sun  gets  hotter  by  10/11am  or  the  daphnia  will  die  with  the  suns  heat
 
 Overstocking
 I  questioned  an  LFS  why  he  gave  4  X  3  inch  Goldfish  to  be  put  in  a  one  foot  tank.  He  told  me  that  customer  wants  it  why  should  we  protest.  It  is  his  wish.
 
 I  once  objected  to  an  LFS  taking  water  from  another  tank  and  putting  fish  in  it  from  another  tank.  And  also  told  him  not  to  catch  the  fish  with  his  hand  from  the  net  but  to  tip  the  net  over  in  bag.  He  told  me  we  have  been  doing  this  for  years  !  What  are  you  telling  us  what  to  do  ?
 
 While  goin  on  holiday  I  was  recommended  that  I  add  lots  of  Cabomba  plants  as  this  will  be  food  for  the  fish
 Although  he  recommended  that  I  use  a  holiday  food  ball  I  was  wise  enough  not  to.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:03 pm Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

 Pio  :  actually  the  Daphnia  thing  is  somewhat  true  !!  Live  food  like  Daphnia  and  brine  shrimp  prevent  constipation  in  fish
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:06 pm Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

                                                   
Mortis  wrote  (View  Post):                
Pio  :  actually  the  Daphnia  thing  is  somewhat  true  !!  Live  food  like  Daphnia  and  brine  shrimp  prevent  constipation  in  fish                

 
 Thats  news  for  me.  Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:10 pm Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

 Me:  How  to  get  red  red  colour  to  goldfish?
 
 LFS  guy:  Give  it  lots  of  sun  light
 
 Me:  But  isnt  there  any  food  which  brings  colour
 
 LFS:  Yes  feed  it  carrot  because  it  is  red
 
 I  have  heard  loads  of  such  conversations  at  almost  every  LFS.  The  best  is  price.  
 
 eg-  Yesterday:-
 
 me:  How  much  is  this  fish
 
 lfs:  4x  a  pair
 
 me:  if  I  buy  a  doz?
 
 lfs:  sir  I  buy  it  for  2x  so  I  sell  it  for  4x  pls  understand
 
 me:  where  do  you  get  it  for  2x
 
 Guess  where  Surprised   the  guy  answered!  Sad  
 
 lfs:  Kurla
 
 Next  day
 
 me  How  much   is  this  fish  (  same  tank  same  stock)
 
 lfs:  8x  
 
 (OUCH!)
 
 me:  but  yesterday  you  said  4x?  and  no  suddenly  8x?
 
 lfs  Saaar  these   are  different,  these  are  from  colaba  Surprised  
 
 Gosh!  Area  and  price  matters
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:48 pm Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

 When  I  was  new  to  the  hobby.
 I  bought  a  2.5  footer  &  had  bought  2  oscars  along  with  it  (I  never  knew  the  concept  of  cycling)
 
 I  visited  the  LFS  after  a  week  &  his  stock  of  Oscars  were  not  over.  (By  then  had  googled  about  oscar  &  had  gone  to  ask  him  whether  he'd  take  it  back  &  give  me  other  fishes  instead)   Very Happy  
 
 That  guy  was  like  "Sir,  take  another  2  oscars.  It  will  be  good  in  your  tank  as  it  is  very  big"  I  was  like  my  tank  is  actually  small  for  a  single  oscar  but  he  was  like  "Don't  worry  sir,  it  will  come  up  &  breathe  air"  (I  had  read  that  the  oscars  are  always  mid/  bottom  dwellers  &  never  top  &  also  they  aren't  Labyrinths)     Sad  
 
 That  was  the  end..  Never  visited  that  LFS  again.   Very Happy   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:25 am Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

                                                   
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Enjoyed  reading  this.  Had  a  good  laugh   ROFL  
 
 I  once  asked  an  LFS  why  they  feed  Daphnia  to  the  fish.  They  told  me  
 (Hindi  :  Macchi  ka  paet  saaf  ho  jate)
 Translated  :  It  clears  and  cleans  the  fish's  stomachs
 
 And  you  must  buy  daphnia  before  the  sun  gets  hotter  by  10/11am  or  the  daphnia  will  die  with  the  suns  heat
 
 Overstocking
 I  questioned  an  LFS  why  he  gave  4  X  3  inch  Goldfish  to  be  put  in  a  one  foot  tank.  He  told  me  that  customer  wants  it  why  should  we  protest.  It  is  his  wish.
 
 I  once  objected  to  an  LFS  taking  water  from  another  tank  and  putting  fish  in  it  from  another  tank.  And  also  told  him  not  to  catch  the  fish  with  his  hand  from  the  net  but  to  tip  the  net  over  in  bag.  He  told  me  we  have  been  doing  this  for  years  !  What  are  you  telling  us  what  to  do  ?
 
 While  goin  on  holiday  I  was  recommended  that  I  add  lots  of  Cabomba  plants  as  this  will  be  food  for  the  fish
 Although  he  recommended  that  I  use  a  holiday  food  ball  I  was  wise  enough  not  to.                

 
 yes  it  is  true  that  you  have  to  buy  daphnia  here  in  Mumbai  before  noon  or  else  you  will  get  maximums  dead  stock
 
 
 
                                                 
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 Me:  How  to  get  red  red  colour  to  goldfish?
 
 LFS  guy:  Give  it  lots  of  sun  light
 
 Me:  But  isnt  there  any  food  which  brings  colour
 
 LFS:  Yes  feed  it  carrot  because  it  is  red
 
 I  have  heard  loads  of  such  conversations  at  almost  every  LFS.  The  best  is  price.  
 
 eg-  Yesterday:-
 
 me:  How  much  is  this  fish
 
 lfs:  4x  a  pair
 
 me:  if  I  buy  a  doz?
 
 lfs:  sir  I  buy  it  for  2x  so  I  sell  it  for  4x  pls  understand
 
 me:  where  do  you  get  it  for  2x
 
 Guess  where  Surprised   the  guy  answered!  Sad  
 
 lfs:  Kurla
 
 Next  day
 
 me  How  much   is  this  fish  (  same  tank  same  stock)
 
 lfs:  8x  
 
 (OUCH!)
 
 me:  but  yesterday  you  said  4x?  and  no  suddenly  8x?
 
 lfs  Saaar  these   are  different,  these  are  from  colaba  Surprised  
 
 Gosh!  Area  and  price  matters
                 

 
 LFS  always  try  to  cover  the  cost  of  mortality  that's  goes  with  all  the  other  business  and  that  is  fair.
 he  must  have  lost  some  of  his  stock  so  could  be  trying  to  cover.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:26 pm Post subject: Re: Hilarious ideas/suggestions/tactics used by LFS Reply with quote

 i  was  told  by  the  lfs  here  that  the  endler  male  is  a  nulli  guppy  and  worth  nothing
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