I had a similar experience with the previous reviewer. Green Neons used to be common at several local fish stores, but there's been a complete drought of them for the past half year. I've never ordered livestock online before, so I was nervous if they'd survive or not, especially because I opted for cheaper shipping. But they arrived safely in 3 days. All 6 (5 plus 1 extra) survived with no signs of illness during the 10 days I've had them. They did come in completely colorless from the stress of shipping, but they colored up within minutes in the tank. I look forward to shopping at Flip Aquatics again!
I purchased my green bean tetra because they were different and my LFS told me that they were something they carried all the time.
Two weeks later I went back to see if they had a new shipment as I had purchased all they had on the first trip. The owner mumbled something about having a problem with importing or catching them. He said he would email me.
I wasn't too optimistic that it would be less than 6 months before they would come in.
So I went with Flip because they are also close to me so shipping was cheap.
Flip fish are quarantined and all green neaons are imported so it confident that I was getting a good/safe deal even if they would be a few bucks more per fish after shipping.
Fish all arrive alive and well! There was also a plus one! So it turned out that Flip was CHEAPER than my LFS!
It is about a week and a half later with no evidence or any sicknesses.
Overall outstanding experience with my first time having fish shipped to me!