Quick Answer: Will Petco replace my dead fish?

If you return it dead within 30 days we’ll give you a refund or exchange and dispose of it for you. If it’s been longer than 30 days, we won’t refund you, but we will adopt it out for cheap if it’s alive, and dispose of it for you if it’s dead.

Will PetSmart replace dead fish?

PetSmart accepts returns of dead fish as well. Take the dead fish with you to the PetSmart store as you would any other fish or animal you return. PetSmart will not ask any questions about the dead fish, which is comforting to most people.

Will Petco take old fish?

Yes, most Petco locations take “donated” fish and other small animals.

WHAT DOES Petco do with donated fish?

Petco will take fish, but you get nothing in return. If you have a “mom and pop” petstore, they will often give you a small amount of store credit.

Why do Petco fish died?

You should quarantine your fish from any store you buy from. Unless you are buying obviously sick fish, Petco fish have just as much a chance of survival as any other store. People blame Petco for fish deaths because they can’t accept the responsibility of killing an animal.

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How do you return a dead fish?

Most fish stores have a return policy, almost always involving you needing to take them a sample of your tank water. They’ll do a standard API test on it, and as long as your levels are where they should be (no ammonia or nitrites, low nitrates), they’ll refund or credit you.

What can I do with unwanted pet fish?

Several alternatives exist for getting rid of an unwanted fish. Individuals should consider returning it to a local pet shop for resale or trade, or giving it to another hobbyist including an aquarium in a professional office, museum, school, nursing home or to a public aquarium or zoological park.

What do you do with a fish you no longer want?

All of the following options are preferable to dumping or flushing:

  • Reach out to a local fish or pet shop.
  • Ask other fish owners.
  • Look for a local fish club.
  • Donate to a school, nursing home, or office.

Will pet stores buy fish from you?

Find out if they buy from hobbyists and what there requirements are. Many large chain pet stores will not buy fish except through bulk buying on a national level. ON the other hand, local mom-and-pop businesses often rely on aquarium enthusiasts for many varieties of fish.

Can Petco take animals?

Can I adopt dogs and cats at Petco? Yes, in many Petco Pet Care Centers across the country you can meet adoptable pets everyday in one of our adoption habitats, or at weekend adoption events in partnership with Petco Love, and animal welfare organizations across the country.

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How do you euthanize a fish?

Freezing is a commonly used method for euthanizing warm water fish. To freeze your fish, freeze water in a small bag until it becomes slushy. Next, place your fish in the water and continue to freeze it.

Will PetSmart take a fish back?

Short Answer: The PetSmart fish return policy allows customers 14 days to return a fish, dead or alive. You must return the fish to the store along with your receipt and may need to provide your photo ID or, if the fish has died, a water sample.

What causes fish to die suddenly?

If all fish appeared and acted healthy then all die suddenly, this is almost always due to environmental poisoning. Look for disease signs. … HIgh ammonia or nitrite levels, incorrect pH levels, and extreme temperatures can kill fish. Act accordingly to correct issues with the water chemistry.

Why do Petsmart fish die so easily?

Stress: Stress is the number-one killer of aquarium fish. … Poor Water Conditions: When the water goes bad, fish start to die. Overfeeding: This one is easy to get wrong, but so important to get right. Bad Tank Management Practices: Perform water changes, clean the gravel and manage algae if you want your fish to thrive.

Is it better to buy fish at Petco or Petsmart?

From my personal experience, Petco has been better than petsmart. … Petsmart also doesn’t have shrimp or snails or many things needed to care for them and most fish such as driftwood. The fish at Petsmart seem to be stocked better, but I have also seen much, much more deaths in the tanks at Petsmart than Petco.

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