The advent of the Big Box store has hurt small, privately owned stores in every area of business. On line stores add further insult to the injury. While everyone likes to save a buck, when all the LFS
have gone out of business, where will you buy your fish? Tanks and such you can get from Big Boxes, but do you really want to buy all your fish on line, sight unseen? The big boxes don't offer the variety of species nor even a fair price in many instances. Never, even once, I have I seen a fish in PetSmart I would be interested in buying.