Asked by: Castillo Mollerhenn
pets fish and aquariums

How can I get free fish?

Last Updated: 16th April, 2020

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Anyway, here's a list of 5 different ways you can find free fish in your local area (and across the nation).
  1. Check Craigslist. Check Craigslist's “free” section.
  2. Check local fish stores (LFS)
  3. Post on fish forums.
  4. Ask family and friends.
  5. Post a wanted ad on Craigslist.

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People also ask, how can fish disease be prevented?

A different important measure to prevent fish diseases is to filter the pond water using a pond filter equipped with activated carbon. The activated carbon will absorb any pollution from the water, by which fish diseases can be prevented. Do not introduce too many fish to your pond.

Also, can you buy pet fish online? All pets purchased at PetSmart are raised under our exclusive Vet Assured program and come with a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. Browse potential pet fish online, then stop by your local PetSmart to meet the fish available near you.

Herein, how do you give a pet fish away?

There are a few ways to surrender, donate, give away, or rehome an unwanted pet fish. Petco, Pet World Warehouse Outlet, and Pet Supermarket all accept fish surrenders. Doctors' offices and schools may take a pet donation, or you can post the fish on Craigslist or Facebook.

How do I prevent fungus in my fish tank?

If the clamped fins are the result of infections, a multipurpose treatment like Tetra Fungus Guard® is the first line of treatment. Good practice of adding 1 tbs. aquarium salt per gallon will help prevent clamped fins. Note: Always remove activated carbon before administering any treatments.

Related Question Answers

Evia Sturtzbecher

Professional

What does fish fungus look like?

Most fungal infections have a characteristic white fluffy appearance and are commonly known as 'cotton wool disease. ' As the fungal infections worsen, they may take on a gray or even red appearance. Fortunately, most fungal infections only attack the external tissues of fish and eggs.

Yanik Kenoby

Professional

How do I know if my fish are happy?

Your fish are happy and healthy when they:
  1. Swim actively throughout the entire tank, not just hanging out or laying at the bottom, floating near the top or hiding behind plants and ornaments.
  2. Eat regularly and swim to the surface quickly at feeding time.

Sherise Senkov

Professional

How do fishes sleep?

The simple answer is yes! They are sleeping, and they can sleep at any time during the day or night. Fish do sleep with their eyes open, because they don't have eyelids (except for some sharks) to close! For fish, sleep is more like a resting period similar to a daydream that humans might experience.

Iasone Hughes

Explainer

Can humans get diseases from fish?

Although fish and aquarium water can spread germs to people, illness due to keeping fish is rare. The most common diseases associated with aquarium fish that can cause human illness are: ExternalAeromonas spp. Aeromonas is a type of bacteria that is commonly found in fresh water ponds and aquariums.

Zubair Ibarguren

Explainer

Why is my fish swimming upside down?

If your goldfish is swimming upside down, the most probable cause is swim bladder disease or disorder. The swim bladder is a gas-filled internal organ that fish use to regulate their buoyancy and move up and down normally in water.

Kanisha Schuckert

Explainer

What is cotton mouth in fish?

Columnaris (also referred to as cottonmouth) is a symptom of disease in fish which results from an infection caused by the Gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacterium Flavobacterium columnare. It is often mistaken for a fungal infection. The disease is highly contagious and the outcome is often fatal.

Boyka Zhura

Pundit

Why are my fish rubbing on things?

Rubbing is a sign of parasites. It should almost never be seen as the fish just playing. A lot of times they will hover, dash toward and object and turn sideways at the last moment to scrape themselves. They're scratching.

Aichata Raqscoo

Pundit

Sohan Bernholtz

Pundit

Why you shouldn't flush a fish?

When there's heavy precipitation or heavy snow melt, that system will overflow and purposefully lets out into the water body so that it doesn't back up into people's basements.” Thus, your unwanted fish can end up in the water ? which can have dire consequences for the species already living there.

Akiko Parama

Pundit

Will Petsmart take unwanted fish?

most Local Fish Stores (LFS) will accept them for credit. Or they will also take donations. but Petsmart won't take them.

Qiaoyun Usellini

Pundit

Will a fish die if you flush it down the toilet?

Originally Answered: Does flushing a fish down the toilet kill it? Barring some exceptional situation, a fish flushed down the drain will not survive. The first, and most likely, cause of death would be the water it is flushed with. Pretty much everywhere that you will find sewers will have city water.

Constanze Balmori

Teacher

Where can I take my fish if I don't want them?

All of the following options are preferable to dumping or flushing:
  • Reach out to a local fish or pet shop. See if they will take your unwanted fish.
  • Ask other fish owners. Advertise if you have to.
  • Look for a local fish club.
  • Donate to a school, nursing home, or office.

Roswitha Iturre

Teacher

Can you flush a live fish down the toilet?

If this doesn't kill the fish, the water is also probably too cold and low in oxygen. Usually, the sewage travels to a waste treatment plant. Few if any fish would be able to survive in the sewer. Flushing a live fish down the toilet is almost certain death and a cruel one at that.

Toma Lochbrunner

Teacher

Will Petco take unwanted fish?

Petco will take fish, but you get nothing in return. If you have a "mom and pop" petstore, they will often give you a small amount of store credit.

Markus Bornefeld

Teacher

How do you euthanize a fish quickly?

Putting the Freeze on Sparkles
Freezing is a commonly used method for euthanizing warm water fish. To freeze your fish, freeze water in a small bag until it becomes slushy. Next, place your fish in the water and continue to freeze it.

Yakubu Guadilla

Reviewer

Will Petco take unwanted pets?

Petco does not sell cats or dogs. Either way, Petco's policy is not to turn away an animal it has adopted or sold out. If you cannot keep your rabbit for example, Petco will take the animal back and try to rehome it.

Urcesino Jaggau

Reviewer

Can I release my fish into a lake?

- Never release an aquarium or pond fish or plant into a lake, river, stream, puddle or ditch water. - Don't purchase a fish that will eventually grow too large for your pond or aquarium.

Kulwant Mollers

Reviewer

Is ordering fish online safe?

Whether you're an avid fish hobbyist or just starting your aquarium, buying fish online is great if you want a wider variety than most pet stores offer. Finding a safe, reliable fish retailer is the best way to make sure the fish you receive are healthy and survive shipping.

Richart Glockner

Reviewer

How much does a pet fish cost?

Typical costs: Freshwater fish common to beginners include Goldfish[1] for $1-$5, Guppies for $3-$4 or Betta fish[2] for $4-$10. Other favorites are Fantails, for about $5; Pearscale, for around $9; and Angel Fish, for $5-$25.