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bubba123
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walmart fishes gone bad
« on: September 15, 2010, 10:39:42 PM »

just a warning to yall i saw poor black moores in walmart  in fort scott kansas and i told the guy back there that all the moores were stressed out and had a fugel infection .i could tell he was lying becase the fishes was breathing heavy and had white spots all over them .becareful what dish you buy . i feel really bad for that fishes the white spots were very big the tank .... unknown. they had 6 black moores in there.i wish i could do something but i couldn't because i was out of town.What can u do in these situations .
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nabi
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Re: walmart fishes gone bad
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 11:00:04 PM »

Many Walmart stores no longer carry live fish for this reason. Their employees are not paid well , so they are not really motivated to take care of the fish - plus most have very little knowledge about fish in general.  If you stop by at Petco chain stores, they have fish that are in as bad shape as the ones at Walmart, so you should avoid buying fish at these stores if possible.

Maybe you can let the manager in that section know about it, but i doubt anyone at Walmart is going to do anything to treat the fish.  It's just not a good place to buy your pet fish.
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bubba123
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Re: walmart fishes gone bad
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 11:09:46 PM »

the ones i got was at pestsmart.
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nabi
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 11:23:24 PM »

Yea, Petsmart is a much better store (only in regard to live animals)  than Petco or Walmart in that they seem to take care of their fish. Walmart is still a great place for buying pet supplies like fish food, aquarium test kits and equipment and other stuff, so it's not a lost cause.
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Nicole
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Re: walmart fishes gone bad
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 07:35:28 PM »

Petsmart is better than Petco.  I went to Petsmart once and saw them giving their fishies a snack of sliced zuchini (excuse the spelling).  We got ours from Petco and they had anchor worm, plus I saw several with fin rot or ich.  The bad part is the Petco people know better.  My husband said, "If I worked there, I would set up a treatment tank or two for the sick fish and take care of them."  So would I.  It breaks my heart to see one on the bottom covered in ich and looking miserable in his/her last moments.
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Re: walmart fishes gone bad
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010, 09:23:22 AM »

any of the chain store **** *** for live fish write a letter and say u are from peta  
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Katarine
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Re: walmart fishes gone bad
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010, 04:15:35 PM »

Sonorus was a walmart fishy, and shes done well for three years! Cheesy im so proud of my walmart fishy....
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Hanna
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Re: walmart fishes gone bad
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2010, 04:26:57 PM »

I believe the quality of the fish also depends how good they are looked after. Even a chain store can have a good manager and trained staff but this is rare.
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Re: walmart fishes gone bad
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2010, 02:10:13 AM »

Absolutely! Could also be that some people just happen to do the right thing at the right time Wink
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Andrea
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Re: walmart fishes gone bad
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2010, 04:01:12 AM »

KAT Cheesy You're back, welcome. How are your fishies going??
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Katarine
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Re: walmart fishes gone bad
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2010, 12:39:47 PM »

-runs and hugs Andrea- Hello!!!! Yes I'm back! Fishes are good!!! Tiger and Sonorus are happy, and Obi is..... well hes still a stuck up little guy Smiley How are you guys and all ur fishes?Huh? Its seems I have A LOT of catching up to do.... -starts reading-  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2010, 12:45:48 PM »

YAY! Are you gonna be more active around here now? Smiley
Me and my fish are just fine, dunno if you noticed that they moved to their new tank already or not Smiley
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Katarine
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2010, 01:18:07 PM »

hehehehehehehe i should be. woooooooooo checking forums instead of my essay lol Cheesy no i didnt notice Cheesy Ill have to go check out pics and vids... Tongue and then post pics of my fishies... Tiger has changed A LOT, its kind of annoying..  lol
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2010, 03:55:02 PM »

Please do! I would so much love to see how your tank and your fish look nowadays Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2010, 04:12:55 PM »

I'm onnit Cheesy I took a LOT of pictures lol
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« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2010, 04:36:48 PM »

Yep, pics, please, LOL
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2010, 05:04:00 PM »

and a few pics are posted anyhow... Cheesy I think they turned out okay, and I had a look thru of everyone else Cheesy:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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Re: walmart fishes gone bad
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2010, 10:15:17 PM »

My Athena, my female betta, is from Petco... she's wonderful though, probably because I got her out of the mini container she was in and into a 29 gallon tank
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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2010, 02:58:12 AM »

Wow! That sounds interesting, please post pictures asap! Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2010, 12:53:17 PM »

I got some of my goldfish at Walmart. I spend a lot of time looking at goldfish in the tank and pick out the healthiest looking one. Also I have three goldfish boys that I bought from Walmart. Smiley So far.
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Re: walmart fishes gone bad
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2010, 06:38:17 PM »

Our Walmarts in Michigan do not sell any fish.  I think they quit about a couple of years ago.
Sadly I saw the same thing, sick and miserable fish in every tank. Roll Eyes
Walmart is the cheapest and closest place for me to get some of the aquarium supplies I use, like Melafix and Stresszyme!
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Re: walmart fishes gone bad
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2010, 03:48:40 AM »

WalMart keep their fish in terrible conditions. It makes me really sad coz u can guarantee in atleast one of the tanks, there will be a fish dead or on it's way.
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Re: walmart fishes gone bad
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2010, 04:39:23 PM »

 At Walmart I saw a few rotting bettas in containers that looked like they were about to be hidden so no guest saw them.
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