I have gotten most of my fish online. Most of it depends on who you order from and how they pack them. This past week I received 21 ebjd's, did overnite shipping and each fish was packed individually. All of them came in just great.
I have bought fish from aquabid, and from a user here, and have always been happy. The only time I wasn't was with AZgardens and would never again order anything live from them.
Try to find reputable people to buy from. If you buy wholesale, expect wholesale quality. They are doing you a favor by shipping you a smaller order, but you also have the disadvantage of them not quarantining the fish or refusing to sell diseased fish. There are also plenty of small businesses that operate exclusively online. Try invertzfactory.com
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ive never bought fish online. i wouldnt trust the shipping guys.
especially after seeing lauras thread and how her first batch came.
That was only from BoxLot, which I knew was a risk going in...
Every other place I've ordered from online has worked out really well, not a single DOA (and I've gotten fish from Mark (rmc) 2x now since then, and am quite happy!! He does an amazing packing job. ) I do mostly buy fish online that I can either get a better deal on or can't get locally, though.
I live not far from them and go there alot so I dont really need shipping. They have a amazing store which is huge (biggest I have ever been to) and I have never once had a problem with anything I bought from there. Its the only place local to me really so I tried them and have been going back since.