Maybe instead of just sending the person back to do research, the store should offer some advice and tips, to help them out. I think that fish stores should also have to meet certian minimum requirements for how their fish are kept, and if they have too many die, they should be shut down.DillonPhoenix said:I think before anyone is allowed to buy any fish online or in a shop they should have to answer a questionnaire to prove that they know how the nitrogen cycle works and how to take proper care of the fish they're wanting to buy. If they prove they don't know these things they should be told to go and do some research before coming back and taking the questionnaire again.
Yes, but are the lives of the fish really worth getting people into the hobby? How many fish die because people see them as disposable?aosuna11 said:It might be an interesting idea, but it could deter new people to the hobby. I mean, how many of us started with a goldfish/ betta in a bowl as our first fish? Not many people start knowing the cycle, but eventually learn it.
I think something better would to make fish a little more expensive, and at the checkout have the cashier ask the buyer if they know the cycle, if they do they can get a discount. This way, the more expensive fish don't get bought by just any person, and people that know what they're doing get a little bit of the price knocked off.