The Petco that I have access to does ok and I've had primarily success with my purchases. In fact, I've had much more success with them than the fish I've gotten from my LFStores that are dedicated to saltwater fish. I can count on one hand the fish that I have now that weren't dead in 2-3 days after purchasing from a LFS. Where as I can count on one hand the fish I have lost in 2-3 days from purchase that came from Petco. If I saw a fish that wasn't doing well, that I thought I could bring back from the brink, I'd feel obligated to do whatever it took to alleviate its suffering. Not only is it in my blood to save animals but I also realize that knowingly purchasing a sick fish isn't going to stop a business from selling them. There will always and forever be new to the hobby buyers, dabblers and even serious marine keepers buying from big box stores. I support my LFS when I can, but seriously, most of the stuff I would buy I can get cheaper online. MY bottom line is what is important to me. I have a budget that I have to operate in and I need options in order to continue with the hobby. Keeping a LFS in business is there responsibility, they're the ones that need to make the sacrifices and give me reasons to shop there. Having to drive 1.5 hours to and from just so I can pay twice the price, is not a reasonable expectation. Besides, Petco rarely if ever carries anything interesting, unusual, they pretty much stick to the common. I think we all can name their usual fare. LOL The LFS do carry the best and most unusual fish though and that's what I love about them. Thank you to the OP for saving the little guy. He didn't ask to be plucked from the ocean and put in a box of saltwater, and now he's our responsibility to keep safe and healthy. Bravo.