[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Sorry to drag this on, and I know it's not relevant to planted tanks, but
I've really been annoyed with this thing.
I can understand their ploy. They are trying to lure the average fishkeeper
(who keeps 1 freshwater tank with a fish population that they perpetually
renew due to poor practices) into keeping their very attractive, but more
expensive, saltwater fish. On the first page, they tell you it's a patented
process. They've lured you in. Now you go in and read about how it's really
done--a brackish setup. The average guy forgets about their *lie* and looks
at how attractive these fish are, and clicks on *order*.
Now we know that neither will thrive. Freshwater fish will not be more
brilliant and healthy in this environment. And the saltwater fish are really
not, through a patented process, genetically engineered to withstand it
either. But they're guaranteed business for a long time. And at least a
1-time sale to MANY people.
In the first case, it is false advertising. And then they go on to give
mis-information (something the Humane Society? should be interested in) to
keep you going with the idea.
Isn't there any policing of internet advertising? I think this is misleading
& fictitious advertising? Like the bait-and-switch tactic. Am I wrong? They
should be forced to change their wording, at least.
> And it's great that you never have to change the water! I mean, who really
> ever wants to do that? It's not like the tank with the clowns and other
> freshwater fish will undergo any nitrate or ammonia imbalances. :)
> ...Seriously, everyone should check this site out. I'm sure other aquatic
> message boards and lists will be filled with queries about these fish as
> they become listless, stop eating, then succumb. Anyone who would buy one
> based on the minute amount of info provided at the sight is an ignoramus.
> Given that evolution has developed distinct and wonderful physiologies to
> allow aquatic life in fresh and saltwater (okay, and the brackish gray
> area), this must be bullsh*t, right? TELL ME IF I'M WRONG!! Anyway, I
> couldn't find an e-mail address to send any irrate feedback to these
> quacks. I may call their number to share my enthusiasm, though...
> Personally, if I see neon painted/injected/dyed fish at a LFS, they just
> lost my business. San Francisco bay area folks: my recollection may be
> wrong, but I have not been to Lucky Goldfish in Oakland for over six years
> because I