Stop making aquarium decorations that contain metal
  • Petitioned Penn Plax
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Penn Plax
Penn Plax
See response

Stop making aquarium decorations that contain metal

    1. Taylor Willcock
    2. Petition by

      Taylor Willcock

      York, NE

Metal rusts, causing toxins in the water that can be fatal to fish. I recently found brown discoloration on my Betta fish, DaBaDee's, Penn Plax spongebob pineapple house decoration. After removing the decoration and trying to scrub off this brown stuff, I realized that it was actually rust from exposed metal used in the internal structure of the decoration. This rust exposed my fish to toxins, causing him to become sick and clamped, lethargic, and resulting in stress and color loss. He is still recovering, but I don't know if he will make it. I can't believe companies like Penn Plax can get away with selling decorations that contain metal as safe for aquariums, and my fish has suffered because I trusted this well known brand.

To:
Penn Plax, Penn Plax
Stop making aquarium decorations that contain metal

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Penn Plax responds:

      Penn Plax

      What woWe are always happy to hear from fellow fish lovers as yourself, and we appreciate your concern over our products and their safety with your pet Betta. Please be assured that all of our products must meet strict testing guidelines...


    3. Decision-maker Penn Plax responds:

      Penn Plax

      What wWe are always happy to hear from fellow fish lovers as yourself, and we appreciate your concern over our products and their safety with your pet Betta. Please be assured that all of our products must meet strict testing guidelines ...


    4. Decision-maker Penn Plax responds:

      Penn Plax

      What would you We are always happy to hear from fellow fish lovers as yourself, and we appreciate your concern over our products and their safety with your pet Betta. Please be assured that all of our products must meet strict testing gu...


    5. Decision-maker Penn Plax responds:

      Penn Plax

      We are always happy to hear from fellow fish lovers as you all, and we appreciate your concern over our products and their safety with your pet Fish. Please be assured that all of our products must meet strict testing guidelines and are ...


    6. Decision-maker Penn Plax responds:

      Penn Plax

      We are always happy to hear from fellow fish lovers as you all, and we appreciate your concern over our products and their safety with your pet Fish. Please be assured that all of our products must meet strict testing guidelines and are ...


    7. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Bethany Wallace ALSTONVILLE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      I found exposed metal when cleaning my sponge bob ornaments and a lot of paint chipped off from the outside and inside of the ornaments.

      I payed over 40 dollars for the three ornaments and I'm disgraced that they sell them knowing the damage this can do to fish.

      My fish had a short life and I'm blaming the ornaments for this.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Lindsay Marshall ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 1 year ago

      I own one of these and found exposed metal in the chimney part of the ornament. I DO NOT want my [Betta] fish to die because of rust, or exposure to metal. He's already lethargic, and not acting like his normal self.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Theresa Manisha Rai WELLINGTON, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      Save the fishies.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • De'Anna Alexander CHARLESTOWN, RI
      • over 1 year ago

      I've owned many decoration for my aquariums and Penn Plax, by far, are one of the few "safe" items that have proven time after time not to be safe. Isn't there a law out there against false advertising? Because this certainly goes right against it, thank you for putting my fish in harms way.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Taylor Comanse PIPE CREEK, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      I'm a fish keeper and love the design of the items this company puts out, but not at the expense if my beloved fish.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.