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    Hello everybody!
    I was wondering 2 things:
    (1) Is it okay to buy fish from Petsmart?
    (2) Does anybody know of a chain store other than Petsmart that sells fish? (In the USA.) My town has no local fish stores which I have heard to have the best quality of fish.
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    What state are you from? If I missed that in another post i'm sorry.
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    No, you didn't miss it. I forgot to add it! :) I am from North Carolina.
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    I have had good luck with fish that I've purchased from both Petsmart and Petco chain stores.

    The ones you want to avoid like the plague are Walmart and Meijers. Stores like that occasionally have a fish section and the quality is horrendous.
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    I think it depends, like alot of chain stores, on the manager and staff. Crunchyleaf seems to have had a good experiance with both stores as have several members and we have a couple of members who work at one or both. My experiance has not been so great. The employee's could not catch the fish without stressing the heck out of them, I ended up catching them myself. When I got them home they developed Ick. It does not hurt to ask other cutomers about your particuler store.

    I live on the west coast as you can see so I can't recomend anything else.
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    Okay, thank you both! Its good to know that I can *possibly* trust some chain stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddytrooper View Post
    Okay, thank you both! Its good to know that I can *possibly* trust some chain stores.
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    Depending on where you are in nc, there are I think at least 2 large fish clubs in the state. One meets up in raleigh and another in charlotte. Could try posting on their club forums to find out which stores people there buy fish at. Or possibly even obtain fish from members of those clubs. Here is a link to the raleigh club http://www.raleighaquariumsociety.org/

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    Can you buy online? I get a lot of my fish through online stores. There are some really good ones out there.
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    2nd that of finding your local fish club-they may even have a forum like mine does in the midwest.

    You never know, you might have a breeder that is 10miles away with every fish you want! lol

    But i've regularly bought from my petco-you'll get a feel of their strong stock vs weak.
    like the guppies they bring in are the worst, but my bolivians are thriving and doing wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaster View Post
    Can you buy online? I get a lot of my fish through online stores. There are some really good ones out there.
    I agree with Jaster. If you can't find what your looking for from clubs and LFS here is a good list of online stores: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=99486

    The Wetspot is the one I realy recommend.
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