I try to pay as much attention to our local reef stores as I can and I do spend money in support. This thread isn't a complaint but more of a question. I go to store X. "I would like 1 Peppermint Shrimp please." The guy doesn't go to the display tank where they are nice and big. He goes to the back and comes out with this tiny shrimp and says, "That will be 16 dollars." I said that little thing won't make the trip home. I asked for a larger healthy one, because I know I'm paying way too much for a Pep.Shrimp. They refused, sale lost. Fast forward 2 weeks. I am at another very local reef store that has more on display that is not for sale than they do that is for sale. I tell them I need a peppermint shrimp. Same drill, tiny shrimp, tries to charge me 10 dollars. Again I pleaded my case sell lost. I go home and with a heavy heart place an order with Liveauq. for medium to large shrimp for 4.99 each. I realize most of us don't mind paying for great service, friendly advice, some tank talk, but when you don't get any of that and are still raped pricewise, was I wrong for leaving the store with no sale?