will probably be the most controversial section on this site, but it is
important to consider certain aspects of fish keeping and whether you
are willing to either help stamp out some of the bad practices or
support them even if unwittingly.
The pet fish trade like any other is lead by money. And some people in
the trade are only interested in the money side of things and are not to
bothered if they cause some cruelty if it makes more money. Quite often
the purchaser isn't aware of the full story and buys these fish which
then encourages the practice to continue.
It isn't my intention to create a balanced argument but merely to expose
bad practices both within the fish trade and within the hobby and leave
it up to you the individual to decide having been told the whole story.
All the various types of fish keeping are in this section.
The best way to avoid making a bad choice is to research before you buy
any fish or any other livestock. This advice cannot be over stressed.