Originally Posted by 1077
Were it me, the only way I would purchase newly arrived fish is if I were there when fish arrived, and I took possesion while they were still in shipping bags.
Yea that's what the LFS Boss suggested, me to drive over RIGHT away when they get there, pick them up right from the bags/ shipping boxes. QT them at home and if there's any issues the 2 weeks after that to come back.
They're real good people honestly. Like the whole chinease algae eater matter, I discussed it with them, worried about the future stock in tank and she said bring ALL back. Evidently the very gal that sold them to me also doesn't work there any more and she offered to always call her out of the office when i'm there.
They actual QT their new fish shipments 'behind the scenes', they have a floor to ciling thin wall in the fw & sw rooms and behind it they have several smaller tanks in which new shipments get QT at. When I first started looking for something they didn't have, she did take me back there let me see them but old me not for sale for a while.
So really all I seen so far, their knowledge (the owners themselves) the way I see them handle fish...I like them a lot and have faith.