So zcpetty mentioned about making this a thread, thought it would be interesting so here it is. I'll start out with saying I was able to save a betta from Walmart a few months ago. He was in a container that was cracked and they used tape, yes the packing tape, to 'fix' it. He had barely any water and was sad. A few days later I took him to my LFS and gave them him. Glad to say they will make more money then Walmart. That being said I do like that they have Tetra products there and would buy them. Other problems I see are mislabeling at fish stores and selling balloon fish. As well as giving bad advice, I've seen a store progressively let their puffers get ich, on week on had, next week one had, the week after that, every one had it... So share your stories of what your fish stores or general stores do wrong. This could be vary helpful in learning for us all what not to do.