Every fish I have bought from Petsmart has lived. Petco isn't as good, in my opinion. I've even had fish die on me from the LFS that haven't from Petsmart.I planning to get 12 tetras and petsmart has a bunch, would you be comfortable buying from them? When I buy fish, I ask someone to feed them so I can see how they eat, what else should I look for when buying? thanks
Yes yes yes. Love the petsmart in Charleston, WV. My local pet store is really bad. Even has a sign up front that says u can't bring a camera or your phone into the store.Pretty much all LFS buy from the same breeders. Treat all LFS equally and individually. If one Petsmart is bad don't assume they all are. Just like if one locally owned store is bad that doesn't mean they all are bad.
Petsmart tanks are all connected but they do run a big UV system to sterilize the water between tanks.
Regardless of where you get fish you should quarantine them. If not you're taking a risk.