I'm sure this is no 'new' news , but is to me
I went to a Meijers and Wall Mart today to see what's available in the way of tropical fish locally, and I must say I was somewhat shocked to see such tiny fish sold nowdays, or at least in those two chains. It seems most of the smaller fish years ago ,when I had my aquariums were at least twice the length ,and much more robust looking. The one in. long fish offered weren't any cheaper of course than years back and some were even what I'd call pricey considerint the size. Anyway, most looked like they'd die, if you were even to sneeze on them. My question is , "Is that the run of the mill size most stores are selling these days, or must you go to a small non-chain aquarium specialist store to get bigger specimens?? Of course they'd cost more , but I never liked buying the smallest avaiable years back , or only in the case of quarter sized angel fish that grew like weeds with a little food, the other varieties I always purchased at two or more inches for most except the smallest species of fish. I have only one more store locally to check out , but have a feeling they'll have those "dinky" fish as well. Oh my, how times have changed in the past thirty or so years, and the prices of course!! I see there are some on-line sources that will ship fish, but how are those, and how do the fish do in shipping?? Also some very hign shipping charges!!