I have learned to only go to Petco when I need something. Mostly, for betta meds and water conditioner. Never just to "look". I have already been to Petco by my house so many times, that the guy in charge of the fish section always remembers me and knows how I take great care of my bettas and I think the rest of the employees remember me too. I would be shocked if that wasn't the same for you as well.