Your question: Does Petco buy fish from customers?

Petco will take unwanted fish off your hands and adopt them out… I’ve done it a couple times.

Will Petco buy my fish?

Petco will take fish, but you get nothing in return. If you have a “mom and pop” petstore, they will often give you a small amount of store credit.

Where does Petco get their fish from?

Gigaah. My local petco and petland order most of their fish from a company call APET. They are based a couple hours away and everything is trucked in via climate controlled vechicals.

Does PetSmart take unwanted fish?

If you bought the specific fish at a PetSmart within 14 days ago, they will take the fish for you. If it has passed 14 days, they may or may not take in the fish. If you didn’t buy it at PetSmart, they won’t take your fish.

Will PetSmart buy my fish?

No Petsmart will not buy your unwanted fish. If you’re a local breeder looking to sell your stock, you’d have much better luck selling online or to a local fish store. Usually you can call ahead to privately owned aquarium stores and discuss with them their requirements for doing so.

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What can I do with unwanted pet fish?

Several alternatives exist for getting rid of an unwanted fish. Individuals should consider returning it to a local pet shop for resale or trade, or giving it to another hobbyist including an aquarium in a professional office, museum, school, nursing home or to a public aquarium or zoological park.

What is the cheapest fish to buy as a pet?

Budget-friendly fish

  • Barbs. The barb group’s made up of a huge range of species, and there are some stunning colours and patterns among them. …
  • Tetras. Great looking and low maintenance, this freshwater species can make a wonderful addition to your home. …
  • Swordtails. …
  • Molly fish. …
  • Algae eaters. …
  • Bettas. …
  • Danios.

Can I return my dead fish to Petco?

If you experience a loss of your marine fish, freshwater fish, or invertebrates that was purchased online at petco.com within 30 days of delivery please contact Customer Service at 1-877-738-6742. … Live Fish & Invertebrates CANNOT be returned to any Petco or Unleashed by Petco stores.

Who has better fish Petco or PetSmart?

From my personal experience, Petco has been better than petsmart. … Petsmart also doesn’t have shrimp or snails or many things needed to care for them and most fish such as driftwood. The fish at Petsmart seem to be stocked better, but I have also seen much, much more deaths in the tanks at Petsmart than Petco.

What do you do with baby fish you don’t want?

Aquarius0015

  1. Hope that the parents or other tankmates eat the babies.
  2. Sell/Donate the babies to the LFS once they’ve grown a bit.
  3. Give them away to friends or local hobbyists.
  4. Buy more and more tanks to house your constantly breeding guppies until you are known by your peers as “that weird fish kid.”
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Can a fish survive being flushed down the toilet?

As experts were quick to point out following the movie’s release, flushed fish typically die long before they reach the ocean, going into shock upon immersion in the toilet’s cold water, succumbing to the noxious chemicals found in the sewage system, or—if they make it this far—finding themselves eliminated at a water …

Should you flush a fish down the toilet?

No, shockingly you should not flush a dead fish or animal down the toilet. One reason is that the septic system is often not meant to handle anything other than that from humans and toilet paper. The second is the fish may not actually be dead and get into local waterways where it could wreak havoc.

In the USA most every state has a law that to sell fish you must be licensed. This is to insure the fish are kept iced and tagged by date caught etc. to insure they are safe to eat. Also so they can tax you accordingly for the income.

What pet fish lives the longest?

If you are looking for a fish that will be around for up to 10 years, think about neon tetras, angelfish, Oscars, and plecostomus. The longest lived of all the popular freshwater fish is the goldfish. If provided proper feeding and a clean, healthy environment, these fish can live up to 15 years.

Can you return dead fish to PetSmart?

Yes. Live or dead fish can be returned to PetSmart within 14 days of purchase, customer service representatives for PetSmart said.

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