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Old 06-14-2005, 10:14 AM   #1
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Bad PETCO!

Bad in the sense that yesterday I went in there to buy a fish. The guy waited until I was ready to pay to tell me: "by the way, we don't guarantee saltwater fish because..."!!!! Thankfully the the fish is healthy and eating just fine. But, what kind of poop is that? no guarantee? not even for 1 or 2 days?

They just lost me as a customer, I'm not taking anymore chances like that!

Oh, and then I noticed that they didn't have any inverts for the exception of 1 small peppermint shrimp. They are starting to have algae growth all over the tanks. I asked the guy the reason for not having inverts, he said "because they don't sell" 8O they don't sell? please man...

Anyway, what do you all think? are they messed up or am I going overboard over nothing?
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:35 AM   #2
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Well they know SW is easier to kill so thats why they do that.

If you are fine with not having a guarantee, then thats fine.
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:38 AM   #3
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I've been burned by PetCO enough that I've finally learned my lesson......I still go and look, but I DO NOT BUY fish from them anymore. Thanks to them, I've had ich in my tank for about 4 months straight....finally going fallow and I'm only 2 weeks in. My advice is that if you have another LFS close, try there. If not, buy online! (I use Drs Foster and Smith, never got a sick fish yet.....and they guarantee for 14 days! )
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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There are no stores local that garuntee sw fish around me. Aprox. 9 lfs. Thats why I buy my fish online...
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Dr. Nate thanks for the heads up on the ick issue. I'll watch the fish, if it develops ich....it will be war with Petco!!
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We only have 2 lfs and they guarantee their fish, but they didn't have what I wanted
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None of the LFS around here guarentee their fish either. I'm with Rev. That's why I buy all of my fish online. Delivered to my door, healthy, cheaper and guarenteed. What more could I ask for?!
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