my area too. The one I shop with has really gone after the pond business in a big way and has brought in SENSIBLE CHOICE, EAGLE PET FOOD AND SOME OTHERS! They say fish sales have gotton stronger and Aquarium sales have been better than in the last two years.I think they have found a weakness in the Big Box Chain Stores and will continue to exploit it. They are all saying NUTRO will jump ship next. I think the days of easy money for some of the PET CHAIN STORES may be over.