Sadly, my blackback butterflyfish didn't make it. He died from an infection of some sort. Anyway, my question is that I've been purchasing both freshwater and marine fish from an LFS
that receives direct shipments for marines. I don't know how they receive freshwater shipments, but I'm not having any problems with my freshwater tank as the fish are thriving and have been doing so for some time. However, I'm having terrible luck with marine fish I purchase from that LFS
. Most would die while I'm QTing them and some of them will make it past the QT stage only to die within three or four months! My question is do marine fish do poorly if they're recieved by the LFS
as direct shipments? If so, I think I'm going to look for another LFS
to buy marines fishes that came from a warehouse. BTW, the LFS
in question says they receive their shipments from the Phillipines and Indonesia for the most part. Thanks for any and all advice you might have.