01-24-2012, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by afremont
Personally, I'd euthanize my fish before giving them to any Petco store around here. I already have 9 out of 11 dwarf gouramis that I rescued from one local store. They were letting the fish suffer, die and then be devoured by the other fish. Yesterday I was in a different local store I hadn't been in before getting a bucket and air pump and there were mouldy dead bettas in plastic tubs. There were also dead fish in tanks, and very sick fish including a dwarf gourami that had ick real bad. I wanted to take him and fix him up, but I need to find good homes for the ones I have. I think the angel fish is getting the best possible care it's going to receive unless she finds someone very nearby that can safely transport him. What kind of care is a fish in the "back room" going to receive when they put dead or suffering fish on display?
There are 2 Petco stores here, One I wouldn't deal with in any way. The other I would try to rehome a fish at, if I didn't have another option. I am sure it depends much on the current employees. The other option would be to post a sign on their rescue board. Many pet stores have those.