WalMart made me happy

ColumbianShark3

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They shut down all of there aquariums, finally I mean come on they are always dead, I could never stand seeing those poor fish that no one takes care of, it was just sad to see them but now I can get my supply's without seeing nothing but death, and that will give are LFS more business, well I just wanted to share my happy moment of the day, now if only all of the walmarts would do that.
 
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Lucy

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I remember finding out a walmart near me stopped selling fish.
I could have danced out of the store, I was so happy.
Just like you, I posted about it too. lol
 

lorabell

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Yeah!!!!!! I hope it spreads to all of them!!!!!!!!!
 

matt6765

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Yea that's great. Its one step in the right direction
 

Borisbbadd

lorabell said:
Yeah!!!!!! I hope it spreads to all of them!!!!!!!!!
I think it will, I can't imagine that selling fish is a big money-maker for them.....:
 
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ColumbianShark3

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Borisbbadd said:
I think it will, I can't imagine that selling fish is a big money-maker for them.....:
Exactly
 

Goldwing_Don

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But in some towns that's all they have and now some people won't be able to enjoy the hobby because there is no fish to buy...but I guess that's not importent you most of you.
JMHO
 
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ColumbianShark3

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Goldwing_Don said:
But in some towns that's all they have and now some people won't be able to enjoy the hobby because there is no fish to buy...but I guess that's not importent you most of you.
JMHO
oh yeah I know what that's like we have only had are pet store for about two months, and otherwise besides walmart are only other option was to drive 30-45 minutes to get fish, but usually we just went ahead and got them from other towns, because of how poorly walmart took care of there fish here
 

jetajockey

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buying online is nearly as convenient as going to a walmart nowadays. The shipping can be steep at some vendors but if you get a good rate you can often come out cheaper in the long run.
 

Jrobber

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Unfortunately, I just left my Walmart and they still sell fish. I hadn't really ever looked at them closely until I read this thread earlier today. Needless to say, I was not impressed. I'm thinking about writing an e-mail or calling the store manager because its rather disturbing to see fish in those conditions.

Because of Walmarts total sales, if they were their own country, the company would rank 30th in world economy. Can't they hire an outside source or actually pay someone to take care of their tanks!!!!!
 

Elodea

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My Walmart has no fish (yay!). However, I must say that Walmart is a GREAT place to buy cheap aquarium kits.
 

Meenu

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Jrobber said:
Because of Walmarts total sales, if they were their own country, the company would rank 30th in world economy. Can't they hire an outside source or actually pay someone to take care of their tanks!!!!!
No, they might drop down to 31st
 

Butterfly

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Goldwing_Don said:
But in some towns that's all they have and now some people won't be able to enjoy the hobby because there is no fish to buy...but I guess that's not importent you most of you.
JMHO
Many time walmarts fish are diseased or unhealthy in other ways. In my opinion offering fish like that is not allowing us to enjoying the hobby it's taking advantage.
carol
 

Red1313

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Depending on the Wal-mart the tank care and general health is about even with PetSmart... Not great but not the worst either....
 

FLGirl

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I'm glad they shut them down since they were being cared for poorly but It would be even better to see them change and take good care of them. I wonder where the fish are now?
 
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ColumbianShark3

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FLGirl said:
I'm glad they shut them down since they were being cared for poorly but It would be even better to see them change and take good care of them. I wonder where the fish are now?
Last I had looked they only had a few so they probably just waited until they ran out then starting to shut things down
 

e_watson09

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Mine has slowly started its decline as well! They only had two tanks with fish in them and no bettas I was really excited
 

Jrobber

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Meenu said:
No, they might drop down to 31st
In that case they would fall behind SaudI Arabia which has the worlds largest oil field.

Yes, Walmart makes more money currently than the worlds biggest producer of oil. That amazes me.
 

FLGirl

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ColumbianShark3 said:
Last I had looked they only had a few so they probably just waited until they ran out then starting to shut things down
That's good.
 

Red1313

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Jrobber said:
In that case they would fall behind SaudI Arabia which has the worlds largest oil field.

Yes, Walmart makes more money currently than the worlds biggest producer of oil. That amazes me.
Really can't say that surprises me...
It takes me about $55/month to gas up my car. Grocery's are $120/month. If I but half my groceries at walmart I've already beaten the gas and I still haven't taken into account all of the other things you end up buying from wally. I mean, buy a couple shirts, a picture frame, a dvd and some airline tubing and you're over the gas bill.
Since you shop at wally because it's cheap I took the bus for the last 2+ years (didn't have a car in the city) so I wasn't paying gas money but was still paying wally.
 

bolivianbaby

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I have the opposite problem with my local Wal-Mart. They weren't selling fish before, then they "re-decorated" the store, and now they're selling them.
 
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ColumbianShark3

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bolivianbaby said:
I have the opposite problem with my local Wal-Mart. They weren't selling fish before, then they "re-decorated" the store, and now they're selling them.
 

funkman262

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Goldwing_Don said:
But in some towns that's all they have and now some people won't be able to enjoy the hobby because there is no fish to buy...but I guess that's not importent you most of you.
JMHO
There are about 10 pet stores within 20 minutes driving distance from me yet I still tend to drive about 30-40 minutes when I go fish shopping because I like to spend my money in stores that are deserving of it. Most of what's close to me is chain stores and even small LFS that don't take the best care of their fish (or don't have much selection). I've found a few fish stores further away that are dedicated to keeping their fish healthy and are very knowledgeable so I have no problem making the drive for them to show my appreciation for what they do for the hobby.
 

trailblazer295

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Every fish section of wal-mart I've seen is worse than petsmart, the tanks are usually very dirty and the fish aren't that active. The only place I've seen that is close is a Doogan's near by, same thing tanks look dirty, most of the fish are lazy and there fins are usually down or half down.
 

Shock

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I really would like to join in on the hate of Walmart in this thread but I can't. My friend set up a small 5 gallon tank three months ago. I was insistent on him not getting fish from Walmart and how we'd go pick some out for him at a LFS not even 10 minutes from him. He ended up getting 5 neon tetras (tiny little things) that are still somehow alive despite all my words to the contrary. They seem to be pretty healthy (as did the fish they had for sale at the store when I looked.)

What can I say, maybe it's the exception that proves the stereotype?

PS: I still don't buy fish from them.
 

FLGirl

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Well, we live far away from cities and just to get to walmart, pet stores and the small lfs is at least an hour away. So any other fishstores are 3 or more hours away. So its not easy as that for everyone. Not saying I think that makes it ok to support poor fish keeping and I'm also not saying you suck if you buy something from a chain pet store or walmart. I'm not in support of ANY animals being mistreated. I think allot of it will just depend what the stores are like around you, the employees there and how comfortable you are with purchasing from 'certain places' that have obtained questionable reputations regarding fish care. Iv never purchased a fish from walmart. After this I'll prob look real close at the fish next time I'm in any of the walmarts down here just to see how they seem to be doing.
 

TheSwampFox

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Our Wal-Mart still has fish unfortunately

Maybe one day that will change.
 

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