Fish Tanks Phoenix AZ

An estimated 12 million American families have fish tanks in their homes, but most have no idea that aquariums create an ideal incubator for bacteria, nor do the folks at your pet store, so forgive them for not mentioning the salmonella risk when you pick up your tank and accessories.

PetSmart
(602) 841-2507
1745 W Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PetSmart
(602) 331-0131
10405 N 31st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PetSmart
(623) 931-6743
5707 W Northern Ave
Glendale, AZ
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PETCO
(602) 504-1202
2784 West Peoria Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(623) 873-1130
2020 N 75th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PetSmart
(602) 248-8809
1949 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PETCO
(602) 840-9113
4535 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(602) 797-0478
3855 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PetSmart
(480) 367-9680
10825 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00-9:00
Sunday: 7:00-7:00

PetSmart
(480) 429-4519
4380 N. Miller Road
Scottsdale, AZ
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Swimming with the Fishes

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By Sarah Forbes

Setting up an aquarium seems like an easy way to have pets at home—for one thing, you never have to walk a fish—but recent research hints that the fish tank may not be as harmless as it seems. Results of a new study indicate that tropical fish tanks often harbor a treasure trove of multi-drug-resistant strains of salmonella. Microbiologists from several Australian universities questioned 53 patients suffering from gastroenteritis and found that 60 percent of them had contact with an aquarium before becoming ill. Then the scientists compared the Salmonella paratyphi B isolates from these patients to the isolates found in their aquariums, and they turned out to be identical.

An estimated 12 million American families have fish tanks in their homes, but most have no idea that aquariums create an ideal incubator for bacteria, nor do the folks at your pet store, so forgive them for not mentioning the salmonella risk when you pick up your tank and accessories. Salmonella poses a special danger to children, so take these precautions: Don’t clean the tank in the kitchen or bathroom sink; don’t let your kids play in the aquarium water or with the rocks or gravel; and make sure to wash your and your children’s hands well after contact with the fish or their water. And just maybe think about getting a cat instead.

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