Yes, it's awful. They buy culls for super cheap. I guess some people don't know very much about fish or don't take the time to look 'em over very carefully, and chain stores take advantage of that just to make a profit. I think severely disfigured fish, and I mean VERY disfigured, should not be sold at all. Petsmart takes pretty good care of their fish around here, but the ones they buy are not healthy. That's why it's so hard for me to get a good fish around here.
And funny about the guppies! When I had some they gave birth ALL THE TIME. However, the babies all got eaten up...canablistic fish.
Walmart takes horrible care of their fish, although they don't buy bad culls. If you catch 'em right as they get a new shipment of fish, before the fish have time to get sick, you can sometimes save them just in time. And Ireiden, good guess.
you'll get used to the fish lingo around here.