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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Petsmart or Petco?

Which do you prefer, and why? Not just for the fish themselves, but other products, prices, etc? Just wondering.

I got both my fish at Petsmart, and they had a bunch of stuff on sale when I was there, and they have the discount card. I don't have enough comparative experience of both stores though.


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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 01:12 PM
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Petsmart has alot of stuff that i adore. but, i bought a betta from them ,and he died that night. D: none of their bettas looked too good. but, my first ever trip to a Petco was amazing! the store was wonderfully clean, the people nice, the animals healthy. i adored their bettas, fell in love with one right them and there. if i had money and space at that time, i'd have gotten him! i loved it so much, i put in a suggestion for one closer to me! lol
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We don't have Petco here. I wish we did, it's really cool!


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I choose Petsmart, they always have the lowest prices.

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I like Petco for their bettas and equipment.

I like Petsmart for all other fish and decor. Also, the Petsmart people (in my area - Hanover MA) are better at answering fish related questions than most places I have shopped.

I have to get my filters for the Tetra Power Head (5 gallon) at Walmart. No one else seems to carry them.

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For me, Petsmart all the way. They actually clean their tanks. In addition, when my father asked the Petco fish department person (jokingly) if he could put cichlids in with a betta, they said, "Yeah, should be fine."
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Well, i have never actually been to a petco before but want to. But every time i have been to petsmart it has usually been a good visit so yeah.

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For me, Petsmart all the way. They actually clean their tanks. In addition, when my father asked the Petco fish department person (jokingly) if he could put cichlids in with a betta, they said, "Yeah, should be fine."
That joke is lost on me.. what are cichlids?


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I chose petco because the store close to my place have really healthy bettas and other fishies but I think because they just opened recently. They have some pricy stuff but the quality of their stuff are really good......My petsmart in the other hand has more types of fish and less price but their fish looks sick and their betta cups are really tiny.

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Petsmart has alot more products to choose from. Petco only had a tiny shelf of fish stuff and rodent stuff and ferret stuff, Petco is mostly about just dogs and cats. Petsmart also takes better care of their animals. They clean the Betta cups and feed them each day. As for the other pets they have very large cages for the birds and alot of play things for the rodents.
So yeah, I would pick Petsmart. (The one here anyway)

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