fish stores online Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by chevyz28, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. chevyz28New MemberMember

    :;dk hello everyone needed to ask where would be a good site to order healthy and reliable freshwater fishes good experiences with vendors. I have a 30 gal. and would like to have certain rainbow fishes but where i am from there hard to get. any info would be helpful. thanks for the time.

  2. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    welcome to fishlore. :) a lot of people on here like aquabid. You can also look at the links for the advertisers at the top of the page. :)

  3. ayelieWell Known MemberMember

    I don't mean to butt in, but I have a question?

    How can you order fish online
    How do they send them to you, don't they die on the trip.


  4. JrobberWell Known MemberMember

    No, most supplies ship overnight so you pay dearly for shipping. Most have a live arrival guarantee, but from I've have seen, it's only a couple days.

    You might check out:

  5. Craig-DValued MemberMember has a 14 day live arrival guarantee I believe. I have never ordered livestock from them, but I have ordered a lot of equipment. Great company.
  6. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    Keep in mind that any members with over 50 posts to the forum can create threads and posts in Fish Lore Buy/Sell/Trade section of the forum. We have quiet a few members raising and selling and shipping fish.

    I was always afraid of having fish shipped too until I received my boy Wriggley from MartinsMommy. She was in Arizona (I think it was) at the time and I'm in South Carolina. The fish arrived in less than 36 hours from the time it was shipped. Wriggley was packed so well, he was warm and toasty with a hand warmer included in the packing. And an Indian Almond Leaf :)

    I've never ordered from a pet store though but many members do. I like the idea of having a 14 day live arrival guarantee! If the fish should arrive and is not alive, take a photo of the deceased fish while it's still in the unopened bag. Cover all of your bases so to speak. :)

    Don't forget about Quarantine! I didn't have to worry about Quarantine for Wriggley as I know the seller and he was going into a tank by himself.

  7. flyin-loweWell Known MemberMember

    You have to remember that this is how we get fish in the LFS. They are in bags and shipped across the country and sometimes all over the world. I think it is safer (and usually cheaper) to order fish from a breeder. You must remember that fish at a lfs are bread and then shipped to a distributor, then out to lfs and then bagged up again and taken home. If you find a breeder the fish is just shipped one time and it can be less stressful. To different times I have ordered albino BN plecos from a member of this site and with shipping it was still a lot cheaper then getting them at the lfs. Plus they are very healthy.
  8. ayelieWell Known MemberMember

    cool thanks
  9. chevyz28New MemberMember

    thanks for all the quick helpful response to all. i will see if i can find a breeder here on this site. its just where im at we have petsmart and the fishes are not all that. and the super walmart forgettttt it lol. thanks everyone i will keep you posted in what i will find.
  10. jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    If your not to far from South Jersey, I know a store that carries alot of Rainbow Fish.
  11. upgradeValued MemberMember is great also depending on what time of year and what fish you want is also great.
  12. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Where's that?
  13. jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    The Aquarium Center in Blackwood.
  14. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    That's where my friend keeps telling me to go. I think you told me to go there too. I'm gonna go there :)
  15. jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    I don't think you will be disappointed. They also run some pretty good sales. I just picked up a German Blue Ram there last Friday. They had them on sale for $1.99. Also (even though it wouldn't be worthwhile for you) if you buy a filter from them, they give you 20% off on media for it for as long as you own it.

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