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:?: is it advisable to buy fish online? We only have Petsmart and the selection is very limited...lots of dead or dying in the tanks.
 

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Make sure it's from a reputable site and has some kind of live guaranteed. Shipping is expensive, and always go for overnight!
 

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If it is a good supplier then yes, I found online fish to be well packaged and healthy on arrival.

The only thing I would be wary of is the tempation to offset shipping costs by buying more. Where as shopping local you can stock a tank gradually over a number of weeks/months, buying online you will likely bulk-buy.
 

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Also be prepared for fish of smaller than advertised size. I got some geos once that were supposed to be 3in and were barely .5in. I was lucky to have a suitable community tank for them to grow out in. They would have been eaten in the intended tank.
 

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I 2nd www.aquaticarts.com I live local near them and have bought several fish there. Just ordered a dozen Forktail rainbows and picked up yesterday. They gave me 2 extra and 3 moss balls for free. Have gotten khuli loaches, peacock gudgeons, and some shrimp from them before too. Great quality and nice people. Shipping will definitely cost you though. Try to find a good shop within an hour drive or ask petsmart to order fish and go there the day they are delivered to the store.
 

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Make sure it's from a reputable site and has some kind of live guaranteed. Shipping is expensive, and always go for overnight!
100% Agree with your words buddy, It is necessary to purchase from a reputable site and has some kind of live guaranteed. I always purchase them from a reputable site. And shipping is secondary thing. I generally go for Citizenshipper pet transporting company for my fish shipping. As there driver are professional in handling pets like - fish and i got good pricing there, Overall there is good experience for me when i purchase fish online. But we aware of pet scams that are happening now a days, I read a article related to it and got some useful info from it.
 
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