Originally Posted by Felessan
by buying a fish from petco or any other chain store you are contributing to the fish in a cup market wich we all know and hate if you think about it by buying a fish in a cup you are just opening up a new spot for a nother fish in a cup!
so is there some magical and amazing pet store that doesn't sell them in jars or cups? Even non chain stores in my area sell them in small jars. The walmart in my area really does a good job with keeping the fish and they always get bought, the only ones that are left behind are the sick or unhealthy looking ones. So when someone does go to the fish aisle they see all the sick fish but when in reality all the healthy ones got bought.
I'm only saying this b/c another person was discouraging another person from buying their Betta from walmart, when that Betta could have had a lovely home, so they went to petco which is just as worse. Helping a chain store or not I would rather give a Betta an amazing home than spite a store.