I've recently fell in love with Marimo balls, and went to pet smart to put one, since it's the only place I could find in my area. I've been there before, but only to buy oxbow for the ratties, ( again, only place in the city that sells it for less then thirty bucks). I was with my mother, and younger sister. We recently "Rescued" a goldfish. A friend of my mothers had them as wedding decorations,in tiny, 0.5 bowls.<br>It was a bit short notice, so the only tank we had aviailable at the time was a 5 gallon we had a few ghost shrimp in a while back. Keep in mind we've only had this fish for about a week, so we haven't gotten a chance to give her ("Sparkles") a proper ten gal set up. <br>My younger sister thinks that sparkles is lonely, so asked a pet smart worker standing by the fish wall if two goldfish could live together without fighting. <br>The women then asked what size tank we have, I explained to her that it's a five gallon right now, but we're looking to get a ten gallon or larger very soon. This lady FLIPS at us. After telling her multiple times that yes, we know that it's not ideal, yet we were not prepared, she still continues to tell us off. <br>She finally calms down, and points to a 0.5 gal and tells my mother that 'if you want a small tank fish, I suggest getting a beta. They can survive in cups.' This is where I got angry. She just spent all this time yelling at us over gold fish, yet she says that betas can be treated that way? I told her that they need at bare minum and 2.5 gal and she flat out told me I know Nothing about nitching about fish care. I guess I shouldn't expect anything else from a place like that.