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Cari
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Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« on: June 27, 2010, 10:11:39 PM »

We go to Wal-mart all the time and every time I go I run to the Goldfish section. Sometimes there is 1-2 Fantails that are swimming and floating sideways and they have white cotton-like stuff on there bodies.

Does anyone know what this is or how they got it Huh
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Katarine
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 11:56:42 PM »

Its fungus, and they probably got it because the fish people Walmart buys from are st*pid and dont care for their fish. or the fish staff at walmart are st*pid.

Sonorus was a Walmart fish, only they dont sell fish anymore..
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 12:08:53 AM »

Kat- THANK YOU.  Always buy from local shops, or at least places where the goldies look healthy.  We got ours at Petco, but I've also seen fishies so sick there that I want to cry, grab some medicine off the shelf, and treat the fishies myself.
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 07:24:16 AM »

hi
walmart  is bad for fish one of the problems is there is only one filter for all the tanks. so if 1 fish gets sick it can spread to the whole system petco has the same system that is why u get the same thing happening there but aleast at petco they know more about the fish and will treat them if needed and tell u if there was a sickness if u ask.

what really pisses me off at walmart is they will sell gps (green spotted puffers really cool fish) and give people the wrong information about them like they are safe with other fish and snails. gps will eat anything that they can they love snails crack the shell and eat whats inside they mostly eat meat

yet still that is not the worse thing GPS are brackish to marine fish they will only live in fresh for about a year.

so not only will a kid buy the fish and it will kill EVERYTHING in his tank. but after a year they will die with out salt. so there will be no fish left. everyone should write letters to wallmart and tell them how cruel they are to theses fish i have dont blame the kid working that alse he doesnt know better he was not taught

now they dont sell fish in my walmart fucking assholes 
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 07:37:58 AM »


if u want a healthy fish NEVER buy from a chain store even petco

always go to a local fish store (LFS)

make sure u find a LFS that are hobbyist like us. u can spot out the one that do it just for a job easy if u ask a few question about the fish and u will be able to tell if it is just a job or they really love what they do by how they answer

the people who enjoy it will love to talk and help u out and tell u a few thing that will save u money like what to use for filter media.
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 08:24:56 AM »

I wouldn't blame the shop as much as the general public. People don't bother learning about fish and taking care of them because they think that fish are cheap, and can easily be replaced by anything. And so, most people that go to pet shops are completely relying on the bad advice from the staff. Not to mention that I don't know anyone that bothered checking for any special requirements of the fish or which other species they're compatible with, nothing about environments and so on... I could complain for ages.

Anyway, the fish had fungus, and were probably either constipated or floating around because of too high nitrates in the water. Poor things...
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 12:29:41 PM »

well, i guess Walmart didnt know how to take care of fish. its better for them anyway, at least they'll get better care in a pet store (sometimes..)
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 11:20:39 PM »

Basically it doesn't matter where you get your fish from, AS LONG AS PEOPLE THERE REALLY CARE AND ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE how to keep the fish they are selling HAPPY AND HEALTHY.

I mentioned it in other posts, if you decide to buy a fish, go from pet shop to petshop in yout area. Have a look how clean it is, especially try to glance behind the scenery, have a GOOD and CLOSE look at the tanks and at the fishes behaviour.
Ask questions you know that they should know how to answer.

We do have min 5 pet shops with fish department in our local area, BUT ONLY OF 2 (!!!) we'll buy our fish and plants from. The other ones are good for the "hardware" only.... not for fish, live plants or knowledge....
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2010, 03:22:58 AM »

THAT'S THE SPIRIT, HANNA!!

I completely agree! Smiley
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010, 06:17:41 AM »

LOL, Nossie, I believe this is the way to go and have the best fishes
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2010, 09:08:38 AM »

The best place for me to get my fish is PetSmart.  I have to travel 1 1/2 hrs to get there but I have never gotten a sick fish from them!  Their store is pristine and their aquariums pristine and the staff is friendly and helpful.
I have 2 other stores by me.  One believe it or not is a grocery store!! LOL But this store and the LFS is not as nice as the PetSmart.  So I travel.  Wink    The local stores always have sick fish with fungus or ick or something and they always have gobs of algae including the string hair kind in their tanks!! Shocked  Ugh who wants to look at that when shopping for a new fish?
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2010, 12:45:19 PM »

That's kinda' gross o_O

Both the pet stores around here are rather fresh and nice, and their fish are usually healthy Smiley And there was that one time when we were about to buy some cat fish, but they didn't want to sell them because they were having ich in that tank atm... I guess they are actually treating their sick fish too Smiley
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2010, 10:31:16 PM »

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well, i guess Walmart didnt know how to take care of fish. its better for them anyway, at least they'll get better care in a pet store (sometimes..)

Ya! x2. There's a couple of Walmarts here in So.Cali, that stop dealing with fishes and just don't sell them anymore. But still sells fish product tho, strange???
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2010, 05:32:22 AM »

Isn't that a good thing? I mean, medicines or food don't need to be quarantined before they're sold, and they don't get sick! Grin
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2010, 11:18:24 AM »

I go to jacks aquarium for my plants  and fish have never had a problem Smiley I also go to petsmart for my fish  they have everything you need at better prices usually. the ONLY thing I will go to walmart for is the hardware stuff.

Though even the best pet store can sell you a sick fish. I bought a betta from petsmart and she had something that killed the rest of my fish in two days. Everything with her looked fine too so idk.

Just be careful. And some walmarts are good about it. I think they should not be allowed live pets though since only about 1/100 have any healthy pets
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2010, 12:30:34 PM »

You know already that the best thing to do when you've got new fish is to quarantine them for at least 2 weeks? ;> That way, specimens that look healthy have time to be treated against parasites or any possible infections without having to give it to the rest of your fish first Grin
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2010, 10:54:16 AM »

Elliriyanna,
Where are you from?  I can't remember reading if you were in the states?
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Re: Fish i've seen at Wal-mart......
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2010, 11:30:35 AM »

Yeah I am in Kentucky lol. And just call me Elli for short ... or Laurie since thats my real name lol
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