- 1 Will local pet stores buy fish from you?
- 2 Why shouldn’t you buy fish from pet stores?
- 3 Can I give my fish to a pet store?
- 4 How much does it cost to open a fish store?
- 5 Can you trade fish at PetSmart?
- 6 Can you sell fish back to Petco?
- 7 Is it better to buy fish at Petco or Petsmart?
- 8 What do pet stores do with unsold fish?
- 9 Who is better Petco or Petsmart?
- 10 Does Petco take back dead fish?
- 11 Will Petco take unwanted pets?
- 12 Where does Petco get their fish from?
- 13 Is owning a pet store profitable?
- 14 What are the best fish to breed for profit?
- 15 Where do pet stores get their fish from?
Will local pet stores buy fish from you?
How Do I Sell My Fish to Fish Stores? The easiest, most hassle-free way to sell fish is to go to your local fish store. (Most big brand pet stores won’t buy fish from local breeders because they already have contracts with large fish farms.)
Why shouldn’t you buy fish from pet stores?
Up to 90% of the fish you see at the pet store are captured in the wild using cyanide, which destroys coral reefs and kills many other fish in the process. Some of these fish—including the green chromis, firefish and yellowtail damsels—“are dying about six weeks after being purchased,” Umberger added.
Can I give my fish to a pet store?
Pet shelters do not accept fish. Almost any local pet store including Petco will take a fish someone is surrendering that’s unwanted. There are several other humane things you can do with it to rehome or donate it to somewhere like a school or an office that has an aquarium that might gladly accept it.
How much does it cost to open a fish store?
What are the costs involved in opening a pet fish store? For a small store front, you will need $50,000 to $100,000 for the initial investment, depending on the type of fish you intend to stock. Salt-water and exotic species exponentially increase the cost of livestock.
Can you trade fish at PetSmart?
No Petsmart will not buy your unwanted fish. If you’re a local breeder looking to sell your stock, you’d have much better luck selling online or to a local fish store. Usually you can call ahead to privately owned aquarium stores and discuss with them their requirements for doing so.
Can you sell fish back to Petco?
Freshwater fish purchased in-store can be returned with a receipt within 30 days for a full refund to original form of tender. Returns or refunds cannot be offered on Live Fish & Invertebrates that you decide you do not want. Live Fish & Invertebrates CANNOT be returned to any Petco or Unleashed by Petco stores.
Is it better to buy fish at Petco or Petsmart?
From my personal experience, Petco has been better than petsmart. Petsmart also doesn’t have shrimp or snails or many things needed to care for them and most fish such as driftwood. The fish at Petsmart seem to be stocked better, but I have also seen much, much more deaths in the tanks at Petsmart than Petco.
What do pet stores do with unsold fish?
If there is a fish which is unsold because it is unhealthy, then either it gets better and is sold or if it is simply misshapen or beyond help, most probably it is used as food for the larger fishes which like to eat live food, especially marines which don’t get the same diseases as the freshwater fishes.
Who is better Petco or Petsmart?
Petco has better quality and better prices and incentives! Petsmart has better quality at a cheaper price.
Does Petco take back dead fish?
It’s a fish. If you return it alive within 30 days, we’ll give you a refund and put it back out for sale. If you return it dead within 30 days we’ll give you a refund or exchange and dispose of it for you.
Will Petco take unwanted pets?
Should the need arise, Petco will gladly assist you in finding a home, or may take back, any companion animal in good health regardless of the length of ownership, as part of our “Think Adoption First” program to find a loving home for every animal. Check out this article for more tips on How to Rehome Your Pet.
Where does Petco get their fish from?
They get them from a wholesale farm in Florida.
Is owning a pet store profitable?
How much profit can a pet supply store make? According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent about $55.72 billion on pets in 2013. On average, a pet store operated by four people makes about $400,000 in sales per year. The average net income of an average-sized pet supply shop is $30,000.
What are the best fish to breed for profit?
Breed the Old Favorites Breeding popular, long established fish is probably the best way for most people to make some extra money on the side from this hobby. There will always be demand for fish like guppies, platies, bristlenose plecos, and other easy to breed fish.
Where do pet stores get their fish from?
Most pet stores buy their fish from wholesalers, who get their fish and other animals from fish farms around the world. The world of a wholesale fish dealer is fascinating, and in very large scale.