OK, so when I found out how bad chain stores are for fish quality and compassion, I hunted around to find a LFS nearby. I live in a capital city, so there are quite a few. I'm finding a new one, because the LFS I found is horribly expensive. I asked about purchasing cardinal tetras through them - 6.95 EACH, and if I bought 10 or more they would sell them for 6.50. Yay. :-\ Glowlight tetras are 3.50 each from that store, too. The department store I was using prior to my hunt for a good LFS will order fish direct from suppliers for me. Glowlights for 2.50 and cardinals TBA. They also have the cheapest honey gourami and clown loach prices (when I was looking to buy those a few weeks ago). So anyway, I got home last night and checked the mail. The chain store I was going to (called Pets @ Home) sent me a letter, saying they have now become PETBARN! I had a bit of a chuckle when I saw that, after hearing from other fishlorians about Petbarns. They did however throw in a $15 gift voucher - how nice! So.... the debate. Do I pay a premium for ?quality? fish from the LFS, or do I order from supplier through the (now) Petbarn, and make use of their loyalty program? I get a $25 gift voucher when I rack up $300. They also negotiate discounts for bulk purchases such as substrate... I will add this - the Petbarn's advice is terrible - but I don't go there for advice, just supplies (fish & accessories)! Thoughts?