In the AquaNerd Picture of the Week, we typically like to focus on the rare and beautiful aquarium livestock. Unfortunately, we wanted to expose another travesty perpetrated by the wonderful folks at Petco in this latest installment. Pictured above is a freshwater fish with a very obvious eye problem. The eye is white, bulging out significantly, and even has some other growth extending out quite a bit. The quality of livestock typically found at Petco isn’t much better than this. We’ve reported on extremely decayed fish floating in Petco aquariums in the past, and we’ll likely continue to encounter these poor quality fish in the future.
Thanks again Robert for the photograph. If you would like to send in a picture for the AquaNerd POTW, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a similar Petco experience, tell us your story in the comments below.