My OH and I have made it something of a quest these past few weeks to visit a new fish store every payday. (You don't want to know how much we spend on fish.
This week we visited one way out in the boondocks which had a dazzling variety of species, kept in reasonable condition. The bettas were kept in fantastic condition. You could SEE the purity of their water, and what ever they were feeding led to eyepopping color. They all had enormous bubblenests, and while space was limited, it was obvious they were being kept up on.
These are nice features, but I couldn't help but notice one thing...all fish stores look exactly the same. Same flooring. Same WAY overcrowded aisles. Same dim lighting. Completely devoid of any character or style.
I'd love to see a fish store that still had all my critical criteria (clean fish tanks, healthy fish) but with some of the features of other retail stores...like an inch of space to move in, some lights, and maybe a little color.
Then again, I guess we're lucky if the water's clean. Right?