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Falina 04-17-2007 12:06 PM

purchasing live fish online
 
not sure if ive posted this in the correct section...

i was wondering what everyone thoguht about this. i have never done it before, and would be very wary of doing so as it seems a very stressful process for the fish, and id be nervous of them arriving healthy and, well, alive.

however, i guess that most fish go through this process in order to arrive in the lfs that we buy them in.

the reason i ask is that i have my eye on a raphael catfish for my new tank, but have never seen them about for a long time. i can buy them online but like i said im wary of this process so was interested to see what everyone thought, and any experiences from folk who already have done so

thanks

Age of Aquariums 04-17-2007 01:43 PM

It has always worked for me. If you posted in the wrong section, then Blue will probably just move your forum.

Falina 04-17-2007 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Age of Aquariums
It has always worked for me. If you posted in the wrong section, then Blue will probably just move your forum.

im sure he will :)

thanks for your experience

i have noticed that any site i have come across has a "live delivery guarantee" meaning that if the fish dies within 5 days, or 7 days or whatever of arriving, they will ship out another one free of charge. this is all well and good however, i dont want a dead fish, then a replacement fish, i just want a healthy live fish in the first place. i know that this can happen buying a fish from a store, but it seems to me that it is riskier buying online as the journey is longer and more stressfull

anyone else with experiences buying fish online?


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