Originally Posted by MacDracor
Like any LFS
, PetCo will vary from store to store. I am in Tacoma, and we have two great PetCos here, one by the mall, and one in Lakewood. Both have fellow fish nuts working there. But, there are some other Petcos not too far that are... shall we say, less great. *coughs* Puyallup *coughs*
To find out how much the staff knows, do research on a fish that they have in stock, then go in and ask questions that you already know the answers to. Start basic and move to more complicated stuff. Do this for a few items and you'll start to gauge how much they really know about their stock.
+1 I don't have a petco near me, but most stores are the same. I've fine this questioning method at both my local Petsmart and fish store.
I know in my Petsmart who to ask and who not to ask. One guy is very knowledgeable and does well (he even knew some good info on a fish they don't keep in stock) while a girl there told my daughter there was no easy to know if a Molly is male or female. O.o
where I bought my gsp does really well. They have a fw
specialist and a sw
specialist. They work different hours so its kind of hit and miss to get the right specialist. They are up front tho and let you know they do not know much about that outside of their realm. When I bought my gsp I was told info that was spot on with my research.
The biggest thing IMO
(as most will tell you here)...do your own research!
Edit: I've never had any problems with buying fish from Petsmart, which I believe is similar to petco