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Petco launches campaign in anticipation of Nemo movie release

By Shane Graber - Posted Sep 07, 2012 08:00 AM
On September 14, Finding Nemo 3D goes into limited release in theaters. In anticipation of the increased demand for clownfish, Petco has launched a Caring for Clownfish campaign.
Petco launches campaign in anticipation of Nemo movie release

Clownfish in their anemone. Photo by ourtechclub / Flickr.

The campaign is designed to actually push first time fishkeepers toward starting a freshwater tank before diving headlong into a saltwater tank.  These "Finding Nemo" freshwater kits, designed by Penn-Plax, will go on sale in 800 out of Petco's 1,100 stores nationwide.

According to United Pet Group, one out of four first-time hobbyists end up leaving the hobby within 12 months.  Because of this, Petco wants to push these new hobbyists toward an easier-to-keep aquarium setup before deciding to keep a saltwater "Nemo" tank.

Rich Williams, Petco's VP stated "The release of ‘Finding Nemo 3-D’ is going to get a lot of kids and families excited about the joys of fish ownership, and as a leader in helping fish lovers care for their aquatic companions, we think this is a great opportunity to educate first-time fish owners about the responsibilities of caring for all kinds of fish."

As part of the campaign, Petco has also released an Infographic highlighting the differences between keeping freshwater and saltwater fish:

Petco's promotional infographic poster comparing freshwater and saltwater fishkeeping.
Petco's promotional infographic poster comparing freshwater and saltwater fishkeeping.

What do you think about Petco's approach to the upcoming movie release?

(via Pet Product News)

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/.

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