When my walmart first got fish they were horrible.
Totally killed my tanks when I brought fish home.(that was @ the beginning)
The Walmart near me has been a lot better the last few months (however better you can be have fish& especially goldies in those size tanks what are they like 10's? 20's the most? Overcrowded...although I know it's just supposed to be temporarily,but the goldfish they have labelled as "pond fish" is so horribly cramped in those tanks.)
But I mean the tanks are clean (not uncommon to see dead fish though).
All the fish I have are from walmart though.
I had them for awhile.
Same with my aquatic plants.
I also get hermit crabs from there.
(ugh my little cousins got some from there too & my aunt don't have half the things the crabs need& is just like "
If they die it's only what...$8?"
Peeves me off.
It's a living creature!! Thats what it is.
It's not money,it's living.
I don't like that walmart sells fishies& such.
But then again I hate when pet stores do as well.
So I don't know how to feel there.
I hate pet stores (as if they know about the animals a lot of the time...it's just a business for a lot).
I feel "better" in Walmart than I would at any pet store near me.
But only because I havent personally experienced an half decent pet store& the walmart I go to (though far from great workers in that section) don't have a high fish illness or death rate.(Some actually like the fish,& tell people that the tanks they are looking at buying isn't suitable for whatever fish ...that makes me happy!)
I agree though...if they are going to carry fish they should at least care for the poor things& give good info.
(Ok,honestly I have yet to hear anyone whether in a pet store or walmart give good info regarding fish) But they should brush up on their knowledge& care!