12-11-2008, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by sinadyan
couldnt you have your lfs order your fish for you, then be there to pick them up when they were delivered. The lfs wouldnt even have to unbag them
I was about to suggest this. Any half-decent LFS (even the ones you don't trust) should get regular shipments from their suppliers. I really doubt that a store would do business with a supplier that's bringing in sick fish, so if your LFS has crummy looking fish that's probably their fault and not their supplier's. Keeping that in mind, if you ordered through your LFS you wouldn't have to pay shipping, and since you're buying fish they don't normally stock, they would probably take extra care of them until you picked them up since they know these particular fish have a buyer. Or, as sinadyan said, you could always pick them up while they're still in the shipping bags.