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post #1 of 21 Old 05-01-2014, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
Good Places for Fish Online?

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I was just wondering what places you recommend ordering fish from online. I have a few local stores that I frequent, but often they carry the same species so it's hard to get different varieties. Can anyone recommend good sites to order fish from with good prices and well taken care of fish?

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post #2 of 21 Old 05-01-2014, 01:25 PM
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We just got some discus, shrimp and other fish from a website ....can't remember the name at the moment. The guy called to make sure the fish were okay. Terrific customer service. Im waiting for my gf to tell me the name.....

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
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post #3 of 21 Old 05-01-2014, 02:04 PM
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I have had good luck with liveaquaria.com. Good selection and great packaging and shipping.

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post #4 of 21 Old 05-02-2014, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
Yeah, Live Aquaria comes up in most of my searches. Seems to be the most popular or at least most well known.
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post #5 of 21 Old 05-02-2014, 06:26 PM
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also 'franks aquarium' which is on Long Island. Guy has different types of fish.
there is also oddballfish.com. I have never ordered anything from them, but they also have unusual varieties.
There was one outfit I got a bunch of empire gudgeons from (also got empires from Frank) that are still going but can't remember.
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We just got some discus, shrimp and other fish from a website ....can't remember the name at the moment. The guy called to make sure the fish were okay. Terrific customer service. Im waiting for my gf to tell me the name.....
That one is rainforest farms international.. I really am amazed by not only the choices but the attentive customer service . Owner acts like a small company in that way yet is very large company with international clients. I prefer calling in my orders because then he is extremely good at following up with how everything is going and continually keeps contact to make sure you're happy and if the fish are still doing well.

Other places I like are bluegrass aquatics for similar fish to RFI yet better african cichlid selection, and aquaculturestore for native fish and more difficult to find ones and such.. All 3 I highly recommend, yet none gave me the over the top assistance that RFI did.

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post #7 of 21 Old 05-02-2014, 09:31 PM
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Yeah, Live Aquaria comes up in most of my searches. Seems to be the most popular or at least most well known.
The guy I bought my 225g from says NEVER USE them.. he has ordered hundreds of fish and found they have the worst policies and fish aren't as what they seem pictured.. but mostly he says if the fish aren't well you're screwed.. they don't care

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. I prefer calling in my orders because then he is extremely good at following up with how everything is going and continually keeps contact to make sure you're happy and if the fish are still doing well.

Actually talking to people has become a lost art....
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125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #9 of 21 Old 05-03-2014, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
Thanks for the input, I'll check those sites out.
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post #10 of 21 Old 05-06-2014, 12:51 AM
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I have had great luck with following:
Conolidated Fish Farm have general aquarium stock, great fish, great prices and great customer service
Select Aquatics for all thing oddball livebearers and C.A.R.E.S. fish-Greg is a joy to work with.
Aquabid-You can always check how the seller rates. I recommend:
Guppy Alturnative -Pricey and worth it
Swamp River Aquatics - Great stuff and some unusual-King of Endlers
Hansypatty1968 - Execllent fish, prices and great folks to work with
Mysteryguy - Good solid stock
Lotsoffish -Pricey and worth it
Wetspot Aquatics - Rare, unusual and great stock

If you use these folks tell them Craig's Troicapls sent you-I'm always looking for an easy break. Tust me, all of the above are great to work with.
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