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Noddy replied the topic: Re:PetCo

Oh, man, what a story.
There wouldt have been a Nice discussion whenever my LFS would pull a stunt like that.
Because I go around photograghing any tank or fish I like.
And I like ém very quickly.
I can understand they wouldn't want you to use a flash.
But this is nuts!!!:angry:
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Thor84 replied the topic: Re:PetCo

petco sucks, or atleast the one here does. every time i go in to the fish section there is nobody there to help me, i have to drag someone over if i have a question.
i asked one guy a water quality question, and he responded "i don't really know, i'm the snake guy"
almost all the freshwater tanks are overgrown with algae.
there are always dead fish in the tanks, and almost always an ich infection in one of the tanks. might as well be wal-mart.
the only real reason i continue to visit the College Station PetCo is because if i buy 10 bags of dog food, i get one free (i have 3 dogs, so it helps some)

The College Station PetSmart on the other hand is awesome. I buy all of my aquaria-related items from this store. The tanks are extremely clean with a great selection of fish. They have at least one person dedicated to the fish section at all times and they are VERY knowlegible.

I guess you could look at it this way, if i actually had my questions answered at petco, i might have never found this site.

Sorry if this falls into the category of hijacking a thread, but i really am apalled by the service and care of fish stock of our local Petco store.
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Nickisue replied the topic: Re:PetCo

Our Petco is the same way!! I will never buy fish from them!
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Sinstinna replied the topic: Re:PetCo

It seems we all agree, PetSmart is much better.

If you can't beat them...arrange to have them beaten!
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Nickisue replied the topic: Re:PetCo

Sin I wen to Petco and my other LFS today and they have no idea what moss balls are!
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Sinstinna replied the topic: Re:PetCo

I think they're kinda new to the US, they come from Japan. I'm gonna rip one of mine up tomorrow and I'll keep you posted on how well it goes. The page I read said that within 6 weeks each ripped piece had reformed a complete ball. It would be my pleasure to send you one :)

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Nickisue replied the topic: Re:PetCo

That would be really cool. Let me know how it goes!
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Sinstinna replied the topic: Re:PetCo

I'll start a thread when I do it and show pics each week of how it's going.

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Nickisue replied the topic: Re:PetCo

That would be really nice to see. I was just reading about them on the net! I think I am going to order a few and see what happens!
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BentBarrel replied the topic: Re:PetCo

I went to petco just last nite to pick up some filters i needed and my duaghter had spoted a fish that really cuaght her attention so i went over to see what it was.... this fish was a cichlid no doubt in my mind so i asked the lady that was working if she had any information on the fish and the only reply i could get out of her was "i think it's up for adoption" and immediatly found someone else to help... so another employee comes out to help people and i ask her if she has any information on this fish... this one atleast opens a drawer and finds a sheet of paper for it and tells me " it's a female cichlid thats up for adoption that came in today and if i want to purchase it it's $10 and i have to bring my own bucket!!! " :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: so i eyeball this fish some more debating on wether i want to leave it in the incapable hands of these idiots... so i visit my local pets play house and i look up and down the tanks looking for some sort of identification to the fish i saw at petco but had no luck although i did find the firemouth cichlids i had been lookin for :cheer: :cheer: so i get home and start looking on the web and low and behold i find out the idiots at petco have a red devil and have no idea what it is or how to care for it :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

wich is actually bad for the fish and the poor sap that buys it but what do you do when you have no room for a fish like that :S
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