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Top 10 Petsmart Fish

Top 10 Petsmart Fish


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  1. If you enjoyed this video. Check out our top 10 fish for beginners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGmIvhtIM9k&t=0s&index=8&list=PLNM4mDAXGxWx2xBHIYoP8FhhOZJeSmmMh

  2. I live in a small town and we have both petsmart and petco and all of the fish are extremely healthy. The employees often talk parents out of shoving bettas and goldfish into cool whip containers. Honestly it’s perfect

  3. I went to my first PetSmart a week ago.
    I was prepared for the worst. When I arrived I started going through all of the dry goods, ornaments etc. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety and the prices.
    So I worked up to the fish, again watching carefully but not finding anything to complain about.
    The fish all looked happy, they were interactive, well fed. Hmmm I thought. A pleasant seaming young lady was working at the fish counter so I introduced myself and asked her why there is so much controversy around the health of the fish.
    She told me she only shops at that particular shop because this store was small. She further explained how no matter the size of the shop, the number of employees remains the same.
    In the larger shop they do not have the staff, which explains so much.
    Now this is up in Canada, I do not know if the policy is the same in America or not. It did bring some sense to the observation iand experience though.

  4. I had the one thats sold as a feeder fish for like 50 cents when I was a kid and I loved it. Then my mom changed the water and killed it. Every fish I owned was killed by a family member changing the water. My cousin dropped a sweater on one of my fish while changing the water.

  5. I too find the fish at Petsmart to be healthier and for the most part they have a better selection. If I need a betta I go to Petco, my local Petsmart has a pretty meager selection. My closest Petco was pretty shady and their fish always looked sick so I was leery of getting anything from them, but they've since closed down (I think the staff there just didn't give a crap anymore.) There's another Petco much further from me that does seem to have healthier fish. I picked up a female koi betta from them last week. 🙂

    Privately owned fish stores near me are pretty sparse. There used to be a really great one with a fantastic selection of fish (the best in the region apparently) but it closed years ago. There's another one a ways away from me that is quite small but can order just about anything and seems to have good quality critters, it's just so far out of my way and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, or I'd try to spend my money there. Yet another one equally out of my way that I've been to a few times, but again their fish selection is pretty thin and their fish don't always look terribly healthy. They do carry crustaceans like cherry shrimp though, so I've been there to stock up on shrimp. They also have a pretty good selection of driftwood and aquascaping material.

    So in summary, for fish I go to Petsmart, for bettas I go to Petco, for aquascaping or shrimp I go to Centreville Aquarium!

  6. I bought a betta at Petco and it got sick not even 10 minutes after I bought it it couldn’t stay up and it died like 1 day later

  7. I’m definitely a Blood Parrot/Parrot Hybrid aficionado, and I must say Petsmart does have some pretty nice BPs. I prefer getting mine online however, since I do like some of the rarer hybrids such as the “Purple Parrots” as they’re called, King Kong Parrots, etc. When I had my full fledged fish room, My pride and joy was actually my “Kirin Parrot”, which is a Flowerhorn x Blood Parrot hybrid. He was absolutely beautiful. I originally bought him as well as two female Purple Parrots, and attempted to breed them (just to breed the Flowerhorn traits out a bit more). The Kirin was an absolute teddy bear, and almost 8” when I gave him away to a S. American cichlid gallery so he could be on display for all to enjoy. I just love Parrots (not to be confused with TRUE Parrot Cichlids) just because they can be bred and hybridized (bastardized I’m sure in the eyes of some :P) with SOOO many different SAmerican cichlids. My favorite combo is actually the Golden Red Pearl Parrot, which is a hybrid between a Red Texas x Golden/Fader Flowerhorn and a Blood Parrot. They also have Green Texas x Blood Parrot hybrids which are AMAZING as well. BE CAREFUL WITH PETSMART BPs. I have seen quite a few Petsmarts that keep BPs and Convicts in the same display tank. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from all my years of Parrot keeping, is that BPs/Flowerhorns/anything from that family are like Pitbulls. Most of their aggression seems to be LEARNED. If they are kept/raised in a very peaceful tank, they turn out to be teddy bears. If they are raised with baddies such as Convicts, Red Terrors, Etc. they themselves turn into hotheads. My Kirin Parrot in particular (Flowerhorn x BP) was a little spit fire when he was 2”, but was raised in a very peaceful tank, and grew into the most peaceful fish I had ever owned. Another cool little anecdote, is that at my local Petsmart is one of the locations that houses BPs and Convicts together, and I was actually able to snag two baby Convict x Blood Parrot hybrids! It had to have happened at their breeding farm or in transit, because none of the adults in the display tank seemed old enough to breed. YES, like I said Parrots can be bred with SO many SAmericans cichlids (Convicts included) and those little guys turned out BEAUTIFUL. They had the body of a proper BP, but were black and gray striped like a Convict. They were the coolest things ever. So anyways, definitely recommend Blood Parrots, they are the most friendly, interactive, puppy dogs you could EVER have (besides puffers ;P) and if you’re like me and are into the whole “Frankenfish” idea, there’s INFINITE breeding projects that can be done with them 😉

  8. My lfs is about 2 hour from me by bus and I usually go their at least once or twice a month, not that I'm buying fish every time but I like to go see.

    The petsmart near me has like ten tanks and its the normal stuff like goldfish mollies and guppies, not alot of selection.

  9. The PetSmart near me, the staff has changed in the fish department not for the better. They seem to rush around and not take time to help me.

  10. On a dare, I bought a little turquoise rainbow fish at PetSmart. I've had for 4 years and has grown to be one of the largest fish in my 29 gallon "small to medium sized fish" fishtank. grew from one inch to 4.5 inches.

  11. In my area of Long Island, it varies from store to store. Some Petcos have a better selection than Petsmart and vice versa.. I picked up a real nice Platinum Dragon Betta in a Petco that I couldn’t find in anywhere.

  12. My top 10 favorite fish to buy at petsmart
    10. Neon tetra
    9. Fancy guppy
    8. Black molly
    7. Ghost shrimp
    6.Dwarf gourami
    5. Mickey Mouse platy
    4. Pecostomus
    3. Bala shark
    2. Rosy barb
    1. Koi

  13. I recently got a albino Cory Dora, he’s about 6 cm in length and looks healthy as can be….but I just noticed he only has one eye…his left eye is no where to be seen..it’s just not there….he seems to feed ok…but I think he might be totally blind as he swims around all the tank then just stops and rest ..and off he goes again….do u think he will be fine….as I want to keep him..or should I get him a couple more albino Cory’s to keep him company…thanks for any help..cheers from australia

  14. I was shopping for my bird at Petsmart and I can't believe what I saw… So there was fish being sold but they were kept in such small containers, similar to the ones you keep condiments, like ketchup in it. There was barely any space to move, I feel so bad for those poor fish.

  15. I got a rubber lip from pet smart had 3 of them in a 55 g tank and one of them ended up being 13 inches long

  16. I have to admit, Petsmart’s pre-packaged plants are really great. There’s no snails at all, which is amazing. The gel is a little annoying to get off of the plants roots, but it’s a small price to pay for pretty good quality plants.

  17. The petsmart that’s near me has a pretty damn good fish department, almost all of them breed fish and sell them, also they have neon tetras for $1

  18. Petsmart sucks!!!!!

    You buy the animals at Petco and buy the supplies at Petsmart because Petsmart has no pets…

  19. As a former pet store manager its 100% based on management! We inly had bettas for fish at my store but i was in charge of what we ordered from who and checked they were healthy when they got there. Also made sure my night associates kept their cups clean and in the warmer area of the store even though it was in a back corner so theyre less likely to sell. Also opted for shelter animals in our store only. Talk to management if you can i always loved telling people about our animals available and how they were cared for

  20. Honestly I've had some nice luck at pet smart with prices and selection the sold a tiger oscar for 8$ well now it's at 13$ and stuff like clown pleco and there's even been red devils and loachs like kuhili and clown

  21. Petco in my region always has a better selection. They have saltwater fish and coral and more option on products. Petsmart does not. I Disagree with you. Petco is a better option.

  22. I absolutely love my Cory cats.. some of the most active and attractive fish I have.. especially the way they move in groups and follow each other around. I have a pair that's inseparable.

  23. peacock eels are probably the best things ive ever gotten from petsmart tho ive never been able to find more since 😛

  24. True I got a really pretty male betta from petsmart for like $11 well actually I have more than one but one is especially nice

  25. I got all my fish from PetSmart. Dwarf Gouramis are fun. Mine is named Blue, and he is super smart. He sleeps inside the little log I bought for him, but he comes out as soon as he sees me walk by, and he gets super excited when I hold up the food jar, because he knows what it is.

  26. I tend to go for the sickest looking Betta's because I feel bad for them and I want to nurse them back to health. Plus I know that if I don't get them, nobody else will and they'll just die miserable and alone in one of those stupid little cups.

  27. how do I quarantine fish if I have only 1 tank? Also how can you tell if fish have Ich? I have a tank full of fry Platies & I am a newbie.What to look for to see if they are healthy?

  28. I have a Petco and PetSmart I choose Petco because the one near me has more than petsmart and the Petco near me is really good and dedicated to animals

  29. i am just starting this hobby and i am starting with a 30 gallon fresh water tank. is it of to mix at least 3 species. i already have 2 kois. please recommend 3 possible addition and the amount of each

  30. Most of my local fish stores are pretty far away from my house, so i go there every once in a while, but i buy supplies and sometimes fish for petsmart or petco

  31. My mamaw had to put her dog to sleep (he had to be put to sleep due to his aggressive behavior). To make her happy, I'm letting her help me pick out fish for my 55 gallon (little does she know I'm setting up a betta tank for her 😂). We will be going to petsmart.

  32. I feel so lucky to have an amazing local fish store, but my local PetSmart and Petco always are clean with a nice selection. There is also a different Petco in my area that has horribly kept tanks (and I thought I was sloppy). I do get most of my plants from the local Petco because they have a snail free guarantee, and I always get them from my LFS.

  33. I had better luck at petsmart at my local petsmart every single pet the was HAPPY but at my local petco every single cage for a hamster or a bird stank.And there fish looked sad but at my petco they have saltwater and have more fish.

    Let me know if you had good luck at petsmart or petco

  34. Bought a Daino from Walmart a few years ago, and gave it to my kid. Had to separate it, as it was attacking other fish. Probably got lucky.
    Didn't know this at the time but, all the tanks at Walmart flow into one central filter. I personally would stay away from systems like this, because diseases can easily spread.

  35. Great video. In the past year or so, my local Pet Smart had some what I would call "exclusive" freshwater fish choices.
    Things that stood out were- Amano shrimp, lots of loach choices, "Elephant ear" guppies(beautiful!), giant danios, ghost knife, tire track eels, tons of chiclids, black tetras, very nice snails(i have a giant gold inca from them), and many others… I think you have to be cautious, just like any chain store… but overall Pet Smart has been good to me.

  36. Best fish from petsmart honestly is the platies, I normally have terrible luck but having started upkeep semi-regularly I’ve had pretty good luck, lost a few but the others are doing really really great.

  37. This should be called the lamest fish to buy at pet smart
    My list is
    Senegal bichir
    Texas cichlid
    African leaf fish
    Red devil
    Flower horn
    Sailfin pleco
    Silver dollar
    Khuli loach
    Pictus
    Oscar
    Jack Dempsey

  38. In my town I prefer petco; the old PetSmart has a a good selection but the new one near my house has a very small fish section, and Petco has dedicated plant tanks while PetSmart has the plants in containers on the shelf meaning they will have to transition to fully submerged instead of already transitioned.

  39. I bought 5 Blue Gourami from Wal-Mart and 9 Cherry Barbs from Petsmart. I didn't expect much from them, but 2 years later in a 40 gallon planted aquarium I am still enjoying them. All survived, all healthy.

  40. how i buy fish:

    1. no established bio filter.
    2. no quarantine
    3. no acclimation
    4. undersized tank.
    5. NO PROBLEM

    And still no deaths in the family.

  41. I got a great betta fish at Petco. He is a silver half moon King male. They actually ran out of cups so he was in with other fish they were terrified of him LOL

  42. My favorite fish to buy at PetSmart are Angelfish. I've got a really nice blushing angel and had some nice silvers in the past as well. I've had worse luck at my LFS with fin cysts and parasites.

  43. I will never buy fish from either… purchased fish once and half of them died in 2 days… terrible care and lack of knowledge from most of the staff. Buy from your local fish stores, period.

  44. I have a local PetSmart in my area where the employees really do care about the fish. I was going to buy a molly, but when she was going to put him in his bag, she noticed the molly seemed sort of sick. So she decided she shouldn't sell those mollies that day. I loved that she was responsible and knew that fish needed to stay.

  45. Great video, thank you. The only thing I would change is adding the name as a text on the video. Some named are s bit strange to write down.

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