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!