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Old 06-23-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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I was at petsmart today again

I was at petsmart today again( found baby painted turtle on road, went to buy supplies, found it was illegal, released it lol) and I was just looking around the tanks when I look in the Oscar tank and what do I find? A half dead Oscar in the corner with a bunch of gravel covering it. I'm sure an employee tried to hide it or something I've seen them cover up dead fish with rocks before. I also saw an adorable young yellow lab maybe a inch long and I wanted it sooo badly but there's no tank for it
There were also lots of baby black moors maybe an inch long that I wanted too lol
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I was at petsmart today again( found baby painted turtle on road, went to buy supplies, found it was illegal, released it lol) and I was just looking around the tanks when I look in the Oscar tank and what do I find? A half dead Oscar in the corner with a bunch of gravel covering it. I'm sure an employee tried to hide it or something I've seen them cover up dead fish with rocks before. I also saw an adorable young yellow lab maybe a inch long and I wanted it sooo badly but there's no tank for it
There were also lots of baby black moors maybe an inch long that I wanted too lol
Believe it or not, fish stores often have dead fish in them. Its inevitable when you have hundreds of fish in captivity. Some places can definitely do better about checking and removing the dead.

I think its a huge stretch (conspiracy?) to think that an employee tried to cover it with gravel. What would be the point? It's a lot less work just to scoop it out and dispose of it.
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It'd be even easier to just let it float around in the tank, which seems to be the common plan at chain stores around here.
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Hah. yes I've been to a few stores like that as well, both chain and mom n pop types.
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Fish aren't supposed to float around in the tank?
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Yeah I've seen lots of the whole dead fish floating and on filter and on gravel and buries in gravel with fins sticking out
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You have seen employees burying fish?
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You have seen employees burying fish?
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It is really weird- I have heard they don't remove dead fish because they need to inventory so maybe they don't want customers to see them
I feel so bad for that Oscar
It was very pretty and I don't like oscars
It was a rather big hunk of rock on it so I doubt the other fish put it there
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I am sorry, but I really don't think you should be making accusations like that about a store, especially based on hear-say.
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I am sorry, but I really don't think you should be making accusations like that about a store, especially based on hear-say.
Then you can close the thread.
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