I would assume that depends greatly on what kind of fish you're talking about, and who you talk to.
The curator of Atlantis Marine World, here on LI, is also the Pres. of the local reef club. He actively trades fish/corals with members of the club for/from his 20,000 gallon reef at the aquarium.
There are bots that crawl the Internet searching for email addresses to spam. that's why I type it out as "my username" @ReefCentral.com. I edited your post to put parenthesis around my name, but your second option is correct.
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Larry, I got in touh with your guy in long island. He said he'd take my fish, but i want to wait and see what comes of my inquiries to aquariums here in ct so i dont have to drive so far. thanks for your input