I’ve been watching Aquarium Co-Op’s recent videos about his trip to Hong Kong’s Goldfish Street or fish market. Here’s the link: (I’m on mobile so I apologize for any formatting issues) He explains in another video more thoroughly about how there are A LOT of people buying fish so having them in bags makes the act of selling much more efficient and effective. I personally, after hearing his interpretation, find this understandable and it was actually one of the reasons why I wasn’t too eager to visit Goldfish Street (I’ll be going to Hong Kong myself later this year). I wasn’t ready to witness the scene and I wouldn’t feel happy if I saw anything close to cruelty. I’m not saying this doesn’t exist at Goldfish Street but seeing his vlog and hearing about his interpretation of the street has made me feel more at ease and excited to visit the street in my own travels. But I think my biggest question now is: why are there so many people buying fish??? And not just little fish like mollies but fish like arowanas and discus! How can a single store sell 100 discus a day and how can people own discus at home when Hong Kong is know for really small living spaces? I tried to google a bit hoping to find an explanation but I didn’t get too much. I got the idea that people have fish as opposed to dogs and cats because of space restriction. But big fish who will need big tanks take up space too. Anyone have any thoughts on this? And has anyone visited the street themselves and maybe have a different or similar experience than Aquarium Co-Op?