Hello everyone! I really want some threadfin rainbowfish but they're a whopping $14 each at my lfs! Does anyone know of a breeder or breed these fish in or around the city of Chicago? Thank you!
I actually prefer ordering online, as usually the fish are in better condition/less stressed when they reach me. Rather than having the fish go from wholesale supplier to LFS to you, it's just from supplier to you so the fish are usually less stressed out (depending who you are ordering from. And it can actually be transported around more if the fish are wild-caught).
Online does have shipping cost, but from where I buy from, the prices on fish are usually cheaper than my LFS, and I just count the shipping costs as taxes I would pay if I bought locally (some places do charge a fortune to ship though, and it depends if the shipment is worth the cost).
Wet Spot Tropical Fish in Oregon is one of the best fish sources.
Thanks for the help!Im just one state away in Washington state so shipping for me was only $12 ground shipping (still arrived within 24 hours) and next day air was $15-17 only and my orders were always large.
I am sure it costs more to ship to you. They charge actual shipping prices, so you can give them a general order idea and they can give you a estimated shipping cost to give you an idea. Depends on how far you are and the weight of your shipment.
Like I said, it might be pricey, but if the price per fish is cheaper and not having to pay tax makes up for the shipping charge, then it's worth it. I always do large orders and get rarer fish to make it even more worth it. Doesn't hurt to send them a quick email asking how much shipping would roughly cost (give your location and an idea of what fish and how many).