I ordered fish through my LFS
, 14 Malawi cichlids and it worked out great. I got the 'in the bag' price. They had it come with their regular order and I got a total price better than I would have got ordering. If you have a LFS
that you like, it might work out for you.
I was really tripped out when I pulled the bags out of the box and the water was bright, tidy-bowl man blue! 8O The told me later lots of shipped fish come that way, it is some tranquilizer, water conditioner stuff.
has lots of reviews of places to buy fish online, mostly related to cichlids though, so it might not be what you are looking for.