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Some of my platies recently have had a lot of babies. I was wondering if chain pet stores such as: Petsmart, Big Als, or ...
Some of my platies recently have had a lot of babies. I was wondering if chain pet stores such as: Petsmart, Big Als, or Pet Cetera will buy my platies, once they are, or just about full grown. If not, would a privatly owned store buy them. How much would I get for each? Thanks
Honestly, I doubt you'd get much at all, if anything, for livebearers by selling them to a store. Most stores will likely take them off of your hands for you but won't give you anything for them. You might have more luck selling them on craigslist or even a big lot of them on aquabid. Don't expect to be rolling in cash from livebearers, though.
My store wouldn't give you a penny for them. It's too much of a risk to take in fish that may make an entire tank sick for it to be worth any money. Your best bet it to sell/give them away on craigslist or bring them to your local aquarium society auction.
I was recently told that there is now a law that if a pet store is incorporated in can not purchase fish from an individual breeder. I was told this by three different stores. I am in Ohio so it may be different elsewhere.