Another way to get your fish
This was going to be a PM, but I decided to post it up.
Say, you want 25 Diamond Tetras. Your LFS does not have it and paying $45 in shipping to some AquaBid dude is against your religion. What to do?
Maybe a little known fact: Petco does individual life-stock special orders and Diamond Tetras are on the list. And you do not have to pre-pay.
I believe the title is Animal Specialist, that's the person who does all life-stock orders for the store once per week. Not a bad person to make friends with. People tend to remember dogs more then their owners - I take my Dane almost everywhere and that does help to break the ice.
If they do take your order, couple of ways to handle it. You can always ask to be called when they come in and request that they keep them in the shipping bag for the pick-up. Or you can wait for couple of weeks for the weak to die in the store before you get them.
In any case, QT is a good idea - tetras get Ich pretty easily.
I believe they run about $3.60 each but do go on sale once in a blue moon for ~$2.50. I personally do not believe it's worth the wait and the hassle, but you can place the order when they go on sale and ask for a rain check.
Petco also has a 30-day money-back guarantee on fish. Sometimes, big chain stores do come in handy. If you ever decide to get a lot of Cardinals, PetSmart is the way to go. But that's another story
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