Question: Will PetSmart Take Unwanted Fish?

most Local Fish Stores (LFS) will accept them for credit.

Or they will also take donations.

but Petsmart won’t take them.

Will Petco take unwanted fish?

There are a few ways to surrender, donate, give away, or rehome an unwanted pet fish. Petco, Pet World Warehouse Outlet, and Pet Supermarket all accept fish surrenders. Doctors’ offices and schools may take a pet donation, or you can post the fish on Craigslist or Facebook.

Can you bring fish back to PetSmart?

Yes. Live or dead fish can be returned to PetSmart within 14 days of purchase, customer service representatives for PetSmart said. Returns more than 14 days after purchase either will not be accepted or may be approved on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of a PetSmart store manager.

Where can I take my fish if I don’t want them?

All of the following options are preferable to dumping or flushing:

  • Reach out to a local fish or pet shop. See if they will take your unwanted fish.
  • Ask other fish owners. Advertise if you have to.
  • Look for a local fish club.
  • Donate to a school, nursing home, or office.

Will pet stores buy fish from you?

Do you purchase or “re-home” fish from customers? We do not generally purchase fish from anyone without the correct livestock and pet licences in place. Occasionally credit can be offered for rare or desirable species but once again, any such decision are made at the discretion of the Store Manager.

Can I flush my dead fish down the toilet?

Unfortunately, many fish owners continue to dispose of fish — live and dead — irresponsibly. Commonly, unwell or deceased fish are dumped in waterways or even flushed down the toilet. She recommends respectfully burying dead fish in the compost or rubbish.

Will Petco take unwanted pets?

Petco does not sell cats or dogs. Either way, Petco’s policy is not to turn away an animal it has adopted or sold out. If you cannot keep your rabbit for example, Petco will take the animal back and try to rehome it.

Is it cruel to flush a live fish?

The cold will likely shock the fish and the chlorine will burn its gills. This may kill or mortally damage the fish. Few if any fish would be able to survive in the sewer. Flushing a live fish down the toilet is almost certain death and a cruel one at that.

How do you humanely kill a pet fish?

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What can I do with unwanted baby fish?

What to do With Unwanted Guppy Fry?

  1. 5 Things You Can do With Guppy Fry.
  2. Just Leave Them with Their Parents.
  3. Separate Them from Their Parents.
  4. Give Guppy Fry Away to Friends.
  5. Grow Out Guppy Fry and Sell for Profit.
  6. Conduct Selective Breeding.

Is keeping fish cruel?

Fish tanks can be cruel if the owner does not properly maintain or set up their aquarium. hence keeping aquarium fishes in aquarium is not cruel.. But again it is cruel if you are keeping a marine or a water body fish in aquarium because they are not meant to be in there..but they are meant to be free.

Do fish have feelings?

Not only do fish have feelings, but this ability might have evolved hundreds of millions of years ago. Emotional states in animals are still a matter of debate for biologists. Now, for the first time, Portuguese researchers have demonstrated that fish have emotional states triggered by their environment.

How do you pet fish?



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Should I change water after fish died?

The answer is yes, but not because water changes are inherently bad. The cause is more complex than that. Over time the by-products of fish waste, uneaten food particles, dead leaves from plants, etc., alter the chemistry of the water.

How do you dispose of a dead fish?

How to Deal with a Dead Pet Fish

  • Remove the dead fish from the aquarium. (And as soon as possible.)
  • Place the fish in a paper bag. Take it from me:
  • Place the bagged fish in the freezer. This will preserve their body until you are ready to bury them.
  • Bury your fish (don’t flush).
  • Create a special monument.

Can dead fish contaminate water?

Any dead fish should be removed, as its body will quickly rot in the warm, bacteria-laden water. A corpse will pollute water, risking the health of other fish in the tank. If it died from disease the last thing you want is other fish consuming its body parts, so remove immediately.