I think it's bad form for any fish store (chain, local or any) to leave dead fish floating in the tanks. It give people that idea that "it's just a stupid fish" mentality. Dead puppies or kittens laying around a pet store would have police throwing people in jail. An animal is an animal, regardless of where it lives or how "cheap" it is.
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6965555#post6965555 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by chris2222000 One LFS I know of actually keeps them in ziploc bags in the freezer and when tax time comes (like right now) he claims them as losses.
I work weekends at a LFS, I assure you no self-respecting LFS will leave dead fish in a tank - not only is it bad for business, it can create ammonia spikes which lead to the death of other fish. We do a DFR (dead fish run), or 'round' as the new boss calls it, each hour or so just to make sure the tanks are clear of dead or dying fish. Luckily, because we isolate and treat as many sick fish as possible I rarely find myself collecting bodies these days (different story with the old management).