Once a new saltwater aquarium is up and running, , and ready to receive fish and/or invertebrates, the hobbyist has the choice of buying livestock from a local fish store (LFS) or from various online sources. Both options are perfectly viable, but one choice or the other may be a better fit for you, depending on a variety of factors.
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Customers love ReefHotSpot because they find a better selection of saltwater fish and live corals at a much better price than other tropical fish stores in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley (SFV), Canoga Park, Orange County, Pasadena, or Long Beach. ReefHotSpot does not sell wholesale to the Los Angeles market but other saltwater fish stores in the Los Angeles market buy from ReefHotSpot because our discount prices are wholesale so low. If you are in the market for rare or hard to find corals in Los Angeles, ReefHotSpot is worth the drive no matter where you are starting out. Many of our rare corals are half the price or less compared to other saltwater fish stores in the San Fernando Valley (SFV), Canoga Park, Encino, Hollywood, Pasadena, Orange County or Long Beach. Check out selection online and compare! ReefHotSpot's salwater fish store is located in West Los Angeles by LAX Airport and is just a short drive over the pass from the San Fernando Valley, Canoga Park, Encino, North Hollywood and Pasadena.
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Shipping a live animal in a box is one of the most stressful things you can do it (beyond capturing it in the wild and extracting it from its home). Suffice it to say, you need to spend some time carefully acclimating the saltwater fish and corals you purchased online to life outside the box and life in your aquarium.
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The big downside to ordering saltwater fish and corals online is undoubtedly the cost. You need to ship live saltwater fish and corals overnight–and overnight shipping is expensive. Plan on shipping to cost you $50-$75. Of course, the online saltwater fish and coral stores know this–and they tend to offer FREE SHIPPING when you exceed their minimum order amount. That sounds like a great deal (and it is) but the challenge can be that you will need to place an order somewhere between $150 and $250, which is no trivial sum. It is also (potentially) a lot of livestock to add to your tank all at once.