trading in fish?
anyone know if you can trade in fish at petstores (i bought them at petsmart) even if it has more then two weeks since you bought them? i have 6 gourami's and i want to trade in three of them for some danios most likely. those three are getting a little roudy.
Originally Posted by FISHIES1018
Depends on your LFS... most Big Box stores will not take them back, however, most small stores will trade fish for store credit. Try calling around and see if any will take them off your hands as a trade for store credit.
I doubt it...personally I wouldn't, more than 2 weeks in another tank with other fish, I wouldn't want to risk introducing a possible disease to the other fish I was selling.
Though thats just my opinion...but I dont really agree with "trading" fish in general though, i believe when you purchase or adopt an animal it should be for life, unless for some reason you can't care for them anymore. Regardless of it being an animal or fish.
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I manage a LFS part time, and we accept trade ins. Personally I feel it is better for us to accept the fish, and try to assist the individual in finding a fish that is suited, than for them to flush the fish or worse yet release it in a pond or stream.
Originally Posted by MeganL3985
the only reason i was thinking about bringing them back is because those three are be becoming really aggressive with the others in the tank. they are very healthy fish and have great coloring. i def dont want to kill the fish and if i had the room in our apartment to keep them in another tank i would. i just didn't kno what kind of options i had.
It's for that reason I pull my 4 pr of angel spawn each time. I have no where to get rid of the young. It's an hour from my house to PetSmart and they are the ONLY fish store from here to Flint.....3 hours.
I've had to trade in fish before, not because I couldn't care for them, but because they became too aggressive for the tank or I was misinformed by the store employees. So don't feel bad about having to trade them in, sometimes it's the best thing for the fish. I know that Petco will give a refund up to 15 days after you purchase the fish, otherwise you can still trade it in, but for no store credit or cash back.
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some people will trade. i used to always go to this small store before they closed down, and they got some stock from a home breeder who traded fish. thats how i got my fire eel back then
What about selling/trading them on Craigslist or the local Buy & Sell?
I don't know if this is a good option or not, but it's just a thought I had.
2 honey gouramis
1 sparkling gourami
2 zebra danios
2 kuhli loaches
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2 chinese fire belly newts
about 40 zebra danio fry!!!
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Thanx guys for the advice. im glad im not the only one that wants to trade in my fish. im just trying to make sure they are all happy. i feel so bad seeing my fish get chased all the time for going to close to one of the hiding spots.