I am a minor, and I have never entered a fish store and been allowed to buy a fish, snail, frog, or any other animal without a parent or legal guardian present. I understand that this rule probably applies to all living creatures - that pet stores shouldn't be allowed to let eight-year-olds buy rabbits and whatnot. It probably helps prevent accidental animal abuse and holds off angry parents, but I believe a fifteen-year-old should be allowed to buy a guppy. What is your opinion? Should pet stores value the lives of their fish and be certain the animals aren't being bought off a mere whim, or should minors be allowed to choose fish for themselves because, after all, you don't have to be 18 to keep a guppy alive.