I once asked an lfs about the same thing, they said people "rent" the fish and bowls, then when the wedding is done, they pack them up and send them back to the lfs and they're sold as pets.. May not be the case everywhere though... I went to an engagement party where the center pieces were bowls with gouramis and orchids in them...
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