For my Loaches, I don't think they charge me the shipping on them. But they wanted to know the scienctific name and It took about 1-2 weeks for them to get them in.
I'm going to take a trip to Aquarium center
some time late Jan or early feb. You're welcome to tag along. I was in there around november, but I can't remember if they carry them too.
But it's a really cool store