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Is it a good idea to buy fish online rather than from a local pet store?
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I'm very new to keeping fish as pets. I was surprised to find out that you can order fish online and have them shipped. Is there any way to be sure that the fish will be healthy? Should I just stick to local stores?
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Siamese fighting fish, who are often sold as “decorations” or party favors, are fighting for their lives as their popularity grows. Pet shops, discount superstores, florists, and even online catalogs sell Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) in tiny cups or flower vases to consumers who are often uneducated about proper betta care. These tiny containers are not suitable for any fish. Many of the small fish easily available in pet stores or online can grow to be large fish and outgrow home systems
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Personally I tend to get my fish from a little local store, because I like the owner and he usually has a interesting and healthy (thought small) selection. But I'm planning on adding a few dwarf cichlids in a few months, and I'm probably going to get them from a specialty cichlid farm that I've heard good things about: they're just the next state over, but overnight shipping will probably cost less then the gas it would take to drive there. We have some of the big-name pet stores around here too, and while I've never had outright bad luck with them, I think I trust the specialists more, whether online or brick-and-mortar.This past week, I went to River City Exotics, which may have stolen the spot of funky petstore smell king from Alamo Aquatics. They have NO plants, but they have a decent fish selection. Especially if you're into chiclids. They seem to have alot for reptile people though. Despite what I've heard, the owner was a pretty cool guy, and explained to me the lack of amphibians that I want. From reading the online opinions about the place, then going in for a while, I have a feeling he just told people if they're doing it wrong, and they got mad. Also bought an angel and some tetras. ...Yeah, I don't buy many other fish.