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Petco as an outlet for "excess" fry.

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Petco as an outlet for "excess" fry.
Old 05-25-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
 
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Petco as an outlet for "excess" fry.

FYI, I have several folks I know who work at a couple of different PETCO's. I found out that it's PETCO's policy to accept any "donated" fish, no matter what condition they are in. Therefore, if you have excess fry, there is a reliable outlet to "re-home" them . They will NOT pay you for the "donations" however or trade you for store credit.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
 
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I'm going to have to look into this one, thanks for the heads-up! My LFS was more than happy to take my Molly and Guppy fry, but then they closed down, and I haven't been able to find an alternative yet. I'll check with my local PetCo - do you know if they sell 'donated' fish to their customers? I've heard of stores that basically euthanize any fish brought in from outside sources, even though they do accept them. . . that would just be sad!
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:49 PM   #3
 
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Petco will try to nurse sick fish back to health, at least several PETCOs around here do, and then will sell them. Healthy fish go up for sale immediately, again, at least around here.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:28 AM   #4
 
can they accept a 2 year old red-tailed shark? they live up to 15 years, so i don't think selling an old fish would be a problem.

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Old 05-27-2012, 08:30 AM   #5
 
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Awesome! Thanks again! I will be looking into them as an option when this batch gets a bit bigger! :)
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:41 PM   #6
 
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can they accept a 2 year old red-tailed shark? they live up to 15 years, so i don't think selling an old fish would be a problem.
i went and dropped off my shark, and they took it happily. they put the bag in a Koi tank and left it to acclimate.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:24 PM   #7
 
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i went and dropped off my shark, and they took it happily. they put the bag in a Koi tank and left it to acclimate.
Thanks for confirming it's not just my local PETCOs that will take fish!
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:23 PM   #8
 
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Thanks for confirming it's not just my local PETCOs that will take fish!
yeah, but i dont think they ever took it out of the bag.i was there another half hour and i never saw them add water to the bag or even glance at it...
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:32 PM   #9
 
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My petco would not take my fish back. It was a angelfish.. still a baby. I even brought it in the bag cause someone else told me they would take it. They even sold me the fish originally.. there wasn't anything wrong with the fish, it was just starting to get aggressive.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:37 AM   #10
 
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My petco would not take my fish back. It was a angelfish.. still a baby. I even brought it in the bag cause someone else told me they would take it. They even sold me the fish originally.. there wasn't anything wrong with the fish, it was just starting to get aggressive.
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Strange, the Petco's in Upstate SC all will take "donations". Perhaps it depends on the store manager?
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