posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 10:07 PM
I didn't know what section to put this in, so mods feel free to move it wherever it would be more appropriate.
I have a friend who currently works at a local Petsmart, but before he moved in the area he actually helped create an exotic aquarium store down in
Florida, where he helped build large, exquisite aquariums for anyone with the money (including a few celebrities!) Basically he moved here for family
reasons, and there's just no customer base here for such amazing aquariums, and he's stuck working a retail job. I don't think he's full of it because
I was looking through pictures of aquariums, fish, and coral and he was explaining to me in detail how they worked, what fish and coral they were,
even scientific names... so he knows what he's talking about.
Anyway, the Petsmart he is working for currently ran out of a chemical they use to balance the pH levels for their fish tanks, and the warehouse they
order from has it on back-order. Now, since they are a pet supply store, they even sell the chemical they need, but from a different supplier, but
he's not allowed to use it. He even knows many other, inexpensive ways to correct the problem, and he did try once. Since they keep a log of all of
the aquarium measurements, they noticed he had corrected the pH, and told him if he did it again he'd be fired because "It's not the way Petsmart does
So, instead, they're letting many fish die due to imbalanced pH levels, with more dying all the time (which will cost them more and more in the long
run) yet they won't let him take a product off the shelf or use any other method to ballance the pH of the aquariums so he can save those fish just
because it's company policy?
This is utterly sickening to me, and makes no sense at all. I usually think PETA goes a little overboard but if this continues... I wonder if their
involvement could help in any way? I have no clue... I just feel bad for the fish. I could care less about Petsmarts cost for letting them die OR
fixing the pH to allow them to live.
edit on 17-8-2014 by Aldakoopa because: (no reason given)