Hey there Thrifty Bee... I like to order things that are alive from as close as possible to avoid stress and in hopes seller's water is similar to mine. I'm in central Florida and I have found a fellow( I'll e-mail him before I drop his name) in St. Pete who sells good java moss, and moss balls, shrimp and I'm not sure what else. Good prices, good amounts. Likes to ship in small $5 boxes. Where are you?