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Fish are living beings, not artwork, yet some fish breeders “paint” fish by injecting fluorescent dye into their bodies or alter their genetic makeup to make them more attractive to buyers. Pet shops, discount superstores, florists, and even online catalogs sell “decorative” (Siamese fighting fish) in tiny cups or flower vases. The fish often live in just a few ounces of water, which isn’t enough to turn around in, much less swim in.
World Wide Fish and Pets strives to be a place when buying tropical fish online feels no different, than visiting your local fish store.
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To find discount fish tank supplies, trying buying from specialty aquarium stores that may offer discounts. Discover where to buy discount fish tank supplies with tips from the manager of a fish pet store in this free video on pet care.

Expert: Hunter Leber
Bio: Hunter Leber is the saltwater livestock manager at the Austin Aqua-Dome in Austin, Texas.
Filmmaker: MAKE | MEDIA I've always tried to steer clear of buying my fish at large chain pet stores
Photo provided by FlickrI've always tried to steer clear of buying my fish at large chain pet stores.
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Before I knew any better, I used to beg my parents to buy me “pet” fish from pet stores. We’d bring them home and dump them into a probably-not-big-enough tank—and for some reason, we found joy in watching them swim in pitiful, endless circles.

Back then, it didn’t occur to me that there was anything wrong with condemning a tropical animal, who would swim freely in nature with no boundaries, to life in a 10-gallon glass prison. As it turns out, there is SO much wrong with it.Pet sharks can be bought either online or at local pet shops specializing in exotic fish and marine animals. Find out where to buy a shark with tips from the manager of a fish pet store in this free video on pet care.

Expert: Hunter Leber
Bio: Hunter Leber is the saltwater livestock manager at the Austin Aqua-Dome in Austin, Texas.
Filmmaker: MAKE | MEDIA

Bottom line: Buying animals, including fish, from pet stores supports industries that treat animals as nothing more than merchandise and sends a message that animals’ lives are only worth what we’re willing to pay for them.While you’re likely bubbling with excitement, eager to get that aquarium filled with goldfish, it’s important that you take your time. Don’t take buying goldfish lightly – you shouldn’t just buy the first goldfish you see. Look around for good specimens and consider your options. Visit several different pet stores if you have to. You’ll want your goldfish to arrive home healthy.When you buy a pet fish from a pet store, you should bring a sample of water and a list of your fish tank setup. Learn more about what to bring when you're buying pet fish with tips from fish expert in this free pet care video.

Expert: Cordell Jacques
Bio: Cordell Jacques has worked in the pet industry for the past 10 years. He has been a reptile hobbyist in one form or another for most of his entire life.
Filmmaker: Travis WaackIt’s never a good idea to overcrowd a fish tank. For this reason, buyers are cautioned against adding too many fish to the tank at one time. Before introducing new tropical fish, steps should be taken to acclimate them to their new home. This will ensure a stress-free experience for the buyer and the fish. This guide outlines several do’s and don’ts to aid in the tropical fish buying process. Fish enthusiasts can find tropical fish for sale in pet shops and speciality aquarium stores. There are also many tropical fish available through Internet vendors and online auctions sites like eBay.