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Big Als Warning In Richmond!!

Posted By: erik <kuhli@shaw.ca>
Date: Thursday, 30 January 2003, at 12:30 p.m.

As you may no I purchased 2 (1 inch) Botia Histrionicas for a whopping 12.88 ea at the bigs Als in Richmond BC. Less that 11 hours later the both developed ich.Thank god I qt them which I don't usually do from my lfs.
I called them to complain/warn about the ich.They said and I quote "the just get from transport when they are stressed" The also said none of theones in their tank had it. I asked what happens if Itreat them and they don't make it. He said as long as they die in the first 5 days from purchase
I'll get 1/2 my money back for store credit.What a load of @#$. My lfs gives free meds in a situation likes this btw.
In short be warned. They are however very rare around