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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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$1 Fish

Hey guys, I was in a chain fish store, either Petco or Petsmart a few weeks back and they had $1 fish (schooling fish). I was wondering if anyone could tell me what chain does this, and also, does anyone know if this includes neon tetras? Thank you.
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They both do and depending on when you catch them it can be tetras, corys, or a dozen other fish including kuhli loaches.

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I get $1 neons, cardinals, and otto at Petsmart when they have the sales.
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Thank you. Does anyone know how frequent these sales are?
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They have the sales pretty much all the time. The only thing that changes is what's on sale.
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Be very careful of buying it at chain store. I attempted to purchase 27 tetras and they all died within a week due to fugus and diseases.
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Petsmart is currently having 4 for $5.00 sale.
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Be very careful of buying it at chain store. I attempted to purchase 27 tetras and they all died within a week due to fugus and diseases.
I hear this over, and over, and over.

Chain stores get their fish from the same wholesalers as everyone else. The reality is that most chain stores have a higher turnover of fish and usually stricter cleaning policy than the average LFS. I've been to LFS all over the country and haven't seen any that were amazingly cleaner or magically disease free.

The only thing I get from the average LFS is a bigger hole in my wallet.
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I hear this over, and over, and over.

Chain stores get their fish from the same wholesalers as everyone else. The reality is that most chain stores have a higher turnover of fish and usually stricter cleaning policy than the average LFS. I've been to LFS all over the country and haven't seen any that were amazingly cleaner or magically disease free.

The only thing I get from the average LFS is a bigger hole in my wallet.
Agreed, all of the LFS around here are downright gross, except of course, the one that only specializes in reef aquariums.
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