I have to order most of my fish online due to very poor LFS
's in my area. One thing that I personally dont do is order fish during the colder months of the year. Remember these guys are going to be shipped overnight and will be transported in unheated cargo plans so it will get quite cold and those little heat packs can only do so much. I usually dont get anything until the overnight temp is above 50*F on average for a few day period.
One downside to buying online is that you cant pick the individual fish and your buying somewhat signt unseen. Most online stores will have a warrantee that the fish will arrive alive and live for X period of time. I belive www.liveaquaria.com
has the longest of these warrantee periods.
For more info about buying online please reference this article. http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=24