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post #11 of 13 Old 12-07-2008, 08:40 PM
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couldnt you have your lfs order your fish for you, then be there to pick them up when they were delivered. The lfs wouldnt even have to unbag them
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post #12 of 13 Old 12-09-2008, 09:45 AM
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I just don't really trust any of my fish stores. I have really only found one that is not a chain, and their fish just did not look to be in good health at all. I was surprised too that they had an ick outbreak, I can't see a good reason for this to happen if they actually did quarantine extensively before putting them into the show tanks.
It depends on how much of a quarantine they really put them through. My LFS doesn't quarantine at all, out of the shipping bags and into the display tanks. Other places quarantine might mean they go into a tank where they get visually inspected and if they aren't obviously sick they go into the displays. It could mean anything from hours to days to weeks. I'd find out just how long they actually QT for before the fish goes into the display.

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couldnt you have your lfs order your fish for you, then be there to pick them up when they were delivered. The lfs wouldnt even have to unbag them
I was about to suggest this. Any half-decent LFS (even the ones you don't trust) should get regular shipments from their suppliers. I really doubt that a store would do business with a supplier that's bringing in sick fish, so if your LFS has crummy looking fish that's probably their fault and not their supplier's. Keeping that in mind, if you ordered through your LFS you wouldn't have to pay shipping, and since you're buying fish they don't normally stock, they would probably take extra care of them until you picked them up since they know these particular fish have a buyer. Or, as sinadyan said, you could always pick them up while they're still in the shipping bags.

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