I've heard lots of bad fish stories concerning PetCo and PetSmart. What is the average condition of the fish that you've gotten from PetCo or PetSmart?
I just visited a petsmart today in Pickering Ontario, and I left in a matter of five minutes. All of the fish looked sick and dull, I saw PLATIES mixed with GOLDFISH!! As soon as I saw that I left.
Wouldn't buy fish from petsmart if I were you.
( this is my opinion )
OMG Petsmart.... I will never go there ever again. I was just there last night with my girlfriend. I was hoping to buy some fish and was browsing the other tanks and came across the feeder goldfish tank. 25% were dead or floating/sick and the rest were gulping for oxygen at the tiny flow of water that was coming out the outflow pipe. Tank was disgusting and it could be possible that if you feed sick and dying fish to your other fish, it could be possible that they could get sick.
But what disgusted me the most was, if they can't even take care of feeder goldfish, how the heck can they take care of all the other fish. I walked out.
Like we've already stated many times, each store is different. They all have different staff and run their aquariums differently. Just because one store has issues does not mean that every store does.