You really have to knitpick your lfs
employees for specific fish like that. Even then its really tough to get "that perfect specimen" lol. I looked around for a green mandarin that was in good condition for a long time. I finally found one that had beautiful coloration but there was a catch >.< he was extremely malnourished. I bought him with the intent to get him back into good condition. I had an abundance of pods
in my display and an exploding population of them in my 'fuge. Unfortunately he only lasted six weeks as he was not eating as much as he needed.. This exact reason is why i am skeptical about buying livestock online. You really cant see the fish you are buying.