Does the lfs have good variety?
The LFS does get in some prety nice fish. The variety changes through the seasons, but they obtain quite nice fish from a supplier in Seattle. In the winter they get a ton of Tetras, live bearers, corydoras, loaches, dwarf Cichlids (except for Apistogramma), all species of pleco and fish like Oscars and Striped Headstanders. Then in the spring and summer months they get the same plus pencilfish, rasboras, African Cichlids, butterfly fish, rainbows, black ghost knife and more. They have only one salt water tank, so not much selection for salties.