Why do fish from PetSmart keep dying?

Why do fish from PetSmart keep dying?

Stress: Stress is the number-one killer of aquarium fish. Lack of Tank Preparation: Failure to cycle a new tank can cause problems. Poor Water Conditions: When the water goes bad, fish start to die. Overfeeding: This one is easy to get wrong, but so important to get right.

Does Petco replace 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.

How do I stop my pet fish from dying?

To Prevent: Test a new tank regularly for nitrate and ammonium levels, and change the water as needed to reduce levels so they are safe for fish. Rapid Water Changes: In a healthy, established tank, water chemistry is carefully balanced with resident fish, plants, and bacteria.

Can I return a dead fish to PetSmart?

Yes. Live or dead fish can be returned to PetSmart within 14 days of purchase, customer service representatives for PetSmart said. Returns more than 14 days after purchase either will not be accepted or may be approved on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of a PetSmart store manager.

What should I do if my pleco fish keep dying?

Most of them can grow rather large and need alot more room. You can also try feeding them algae wafers to supliment some of there diet. With your water showing .25 ammonia 8 to 10 small community fish you have water issues. Ammonia needs to be at 0.

How can I prevent my fish from dying?

Fish only need a few mouthfuls of food each day, and even though they may beg, they do not need additional treats. To Prevent: Plan a strict feeding schedule and do not deviate from that schedule. Adjust feeding quantities until the fish consume all the food in 1-2 minutes, and do not feed them extra.

How long does it take for a pleco fish to get big?

A pleco does get huge but it takes a few years. You do need to feed it other stuff than your regular fish. Algae wafers, veggies, etc. Also, check your water hardness and other parameters because they dont do well in hard waters occasionally. Be sure to do a full acclimation for them also.

What to do if one of your Molly fish dies?

They are hardy and will probably out survive the other fish. If you end up with just one fish just keep it that way until the cycle is finished. gourami also agressive molly are weak among your fish nxt one will die is your platy if u dont separete the gourami ang betta from it.