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I agree with you. After working in several pet shops and trying to teach customers basic fish keeping needs and answering their questions I have come to the same conclusion: the majority of people aren't capable of keeping fish healthy and simply don't care about the well being of their pet fish. Most people have a throw-away attitude about fish.

After a few months I couldn't handle knowingly selling hundreds of fish to stupid people who treated the fish as decorative objects and quit working at the pet shop.

I don't know what can be done about this in the grand scheme of things since there are no laws to prevent people from abusing fish like there are for dogs and cats.

I think the only thing that we can do as hobbyists is to treat the fish we buy well, and try breed them so our impact is minimized.
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