I'm not sure. Honestly though, if you can't keep it in the right conditions then you shouldn't get one. I know you want to help one out but if they sell well the the store may keep getting fish like that in and that wouldn't be good.
It is absurd to talk of one animal being higher than another. We consider those, when the cerebral structure/intellectual faculties most developed, as highest. A bee doubtless would when the instincts were.