Today I visited two of the four top LFS
in my area, San Francisco, and was looking at all the saltwater fish they had in stock. One had tons of saltwater fish, many varieties and various sizes of each. Upon closer examination, I watched the fish’s behavior. Both places had tanks with fish that looked like they demonstrated a few problems regarding disease, ich probably. Clown fish with white spots were scratching the substrate and coral, some had eyes glazed over with a film, etc. I even saw some dead fish in a few tanks and was appalled.
Here is my question. Are mail order vendors a better choice as far as healthier fish? What are your experiences with mail order vs LFS
Thanks in advance. I will be starting up a new 50 gal
aquarium next week and want to know which the best option as far as stocking it. Any suggestions on using and preparing a QT tank would also help.