Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mississauga, Canada
Basically what Creat said. If the store isn't profiting and the Betta needs help then it is a rescue. Not to say that you shouldn't buy fish from a pet store in the hope to give it a better life, that I call adoption.
The way the economy works, in very simplified terms, is a store stocks several units of an item. They watch how well it sells. Every time one unit is sold the store makes a note of it as being desired. For each one unit sold they will not replace it with one other unit but with two units (not exactly but there is an equation), the logic being that because they sold one they can sell two.
This system is usually referred to as Supply and Demand. Every time something is bought in a store there is an exponential growth in its relative demand and the store stocks more so it can sell more, or provide a supply.
This means if a store mistreats the animals in its care the best thing to do is avoid the store or try to get the animals for free so you are not creating a demand there. They will in return reduce their supply and not hurt as many fish in the future.
It may be painful to see the suffering but in the long run it is the best thing to do. OR you can contact the local SPCA about animal cruelty and hope they fine the store.
Howl - Royal Blue Veil Tail
Blaze - Blue and Red Delta
Mi - Blue Lady
Four - ADF
Seven - Ghost Shrimp
Two - Black Diamond Shrimp
Two - Red Crystal Shrimp
A Few - HitchHiker Snails
One - Golden Apple Snail
Last edited by Malvolti; 12-23-2010 at 10:54 PM.