Originally Posted by amyb_70
isnt it very expensive to buy online? do you find the fish that make the trip are in better condition health wise than the ones bought at local stores. i would be interested in knowing if its worth it
Well if you're shipping internationally then obviously the cost will be through the roof..
However, it only works out as a few £ extra from where I buy from.
Also, I'm buying from well-trusted people in the hobby, I know that they take good care of the fish, I know that they breed some of them themselves, I know that they would choose to send quality fish..
I'll always be paranoid about the fish's health on delivery but in reality they are well packaged and quickly delivered.
Most online fish suppliers have a DOA procedure and you will be refunded or resupplied with what you ordered, so there really is no reason to worry.
In all honesty, I'm never surprised if an LFS
bought fish develops an issue in the first day or two.
I keep African Cichlids which aren't exactly the cheapest fish in existence, it's nice to know that the people I'm buying off are aware of that as well.
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