With the popularity of the internet and ordering online you would think that all of us use an online vendor of sorts. We don’t. With a recent report coming out that over 45% of us still use our local fish store for our livestock purchases and we have no plans on changing. There are of course numerous reasons why this is the case, including being able to inspect the livestock prior to purchase to confirm the health of the specimen in question. Or you simply might be more comfortable talking to someone before making the purchase. Whatever the case, this should give local fish store owners some sort of comfort with the recent popularity of online livestock retailers. And that all local and online vendors are not created equal.