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thanks for the suggestion- but I already looked up couple places with good reviews, but when it comes to fish, they are mixed, even with overnight shipping..... I would really want to explore local options first..!!
 

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Big Fish Little Fish
55 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144

Right by Porter Square. Open around 11am on Monday & close at 8pm - call ahead to see what's in stock, but I've definitely seen Corydoras pygmaeus there. Scarlet badis, little 1.5" flounders & assorted shrimps.

FYI.... BFLF gets new livestock on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
 

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Are you set on pygmaeus? I'm not sure if Aqua View gets them in, but I know they carry C. habrosus...
Nicee!! I am going to pick up few of them to keep them along with pygmies!!


Big Fish Little Fish
55 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144

Right by Porter Square. Open around 11am on Monday & close at 8pm - call ahead to see what's in stock, but I've definitely seen Corydoras pygmaeus there. Scarlet badis, little 1.5" flounders & assorted shrimps.

FYI.... BFLF gets new livestock on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
I am going to call them tomorrow first thing. if they have carried them before, I am sure they can order for me. I am so glad I didn't order online yet- I was coming pretty close! Thank you so much for the info
 

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Uncle Ned's in Millis has carried both pygmaeus and habrosus off and on.

I was always a little wary of ordering fish on-line. But I ordered 6 chili rasboras and a couple of otos from Msjinzd last year. Shipping was just a couple of days and not that expensive if I remember correctly. All arrived alive and healthy and all are still going strong today, haven't lost any. I would order again from Rachel.
 

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They're out of stock at Segrest--I can keep an eye on it for you if you are in no rush to get them. Ordering from someone on the forums with good feedback / success rate is worth trying IMO. They should have guarantees to refund losses.

I think that unless the shipper is within 1 day UPS ground delivery, you're likely to be looking at 2+ days for shipping or paying for next day air, which is usually a minimum of $40. A lot of fish / inverts can survive 2-3 days in a bag if properly bagged.

Hobby shippers, and some more frugal retail operations, usually save some more on shipping by cutting Styrofoam board to fit a box, versus buying one-piece molded Styrofoam shippers from a place like ULine--so make sure to order in good weather.
 
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