Well I think everyone on here has made some great points and given good advice. I do a little of both. I think what’s the most important factor in my decision is my confidence in the seller. I would definitely rather buy fish that were already quarantined or coral that’s already been treated even if it cost a “little” more. However if they don’t why would I pay more for something I could get online for less. I understand lfs needs to make a little more then big business of their goods because they don’t have the same volume of sales that’s why I think it’s important they take a few extra steps in pleasing the consumers. If 2 products are the same most people are going to go with the cheapest one. However if you made me feel your product had an advantage ie quarantined already I would pay the extra money on yours. FYI I’m a big fan of mom and pop places so I pray for their survival. The last thing we need is more big businesses control everything.