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I ordered 5 strains 5 trios from him.. Crystal Blue persuasions, Dumbo wing wing, platinum Galaxy Tiger tank raised, Blue diamond umbrella tail tank raised, and red tuxedo dragon tank raised.
The first night a couple of hours the blue diamond male dies, then one by one the red tuxedo dragons die within the first week, contacted him and he replaced the blue diamond male had to pay reship fee, then contacted him everytime one of the red tuxedo dragons died, so now it's been a little over three weeks and the Crystal Blue persuasion are all barely hanging on for their lives, and just went to feed tonight and one of the platinum Galaxy Tiger females was dead..
Totally a bad experience.. Ordered from other reputable breeders and have had guppies since 2007. And all my parameters are in check 0 across the board and 7. 6 pH. All of my other strains are thriving but not the guppy train fish. I lost a whole bunch of money 450 dollars worth.. Smh.. Guess it is a learning lesson.. Never again will I order from them. Just want all my fish lovers out there to beware. . Thanks
 

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That’s awful... I really hope he just got some bad stock in and this isn’t a regular occurrence. Are the new guppies you had reshiped doing decent?
 
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Not really I started general cure and erythromycin tonight . I really hope they pull through. Thanks for caring.
 
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Not really I started general cure and erythromycin tonight . I really hope they pull through. Thanks for caring.
That’s a real shame. I hope they’re able to make it as well. I’ve looked at his strains before and they really are stunners, so hopefully yours can make it.
 
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Me too.. I thought that too. . Until the ones I received aren't nearly as stunning as the ones in the videos. Mine are very small like you see a little of the coloring but not as pretty as the videos. The first pic I posted is the one he sent supposed to platinum Galaxy Tiger male . The second picture is his advertisement.
 

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That is a major difference, hopefully that’s just because they’re either young or because of the stress they’re under currently. But it is a rather drastic difference...
 
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I paid about 400 dollars for those stains. . Not worth it at all.. First pic is what I thought I was supposed to get . Second pic is what I actually got. 3rd pic was Dumbo wing wing what I was supposed to get. 4th pic is what I actually got
 

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I paid about 400 dollars for those stains. . Not worth it at all.. First pic is what I thought I was supposed to get . Second pic is what I actually got. 3rd pic was Dumbo wing wing what I was supposed to get. 4th pic is what I actually got
Wow, that is really upsetting! I was thinking of purchasing from there, but had heard they're really spendy. Thanks for posting your photos. If you want, I can private message you a place near me that gets in true beautiful dumbos. I know the guy ships. This place had red mosaic dumbo and purple mosaic dumbos where the females looked just as good as the males!
 

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I paid about 400 dollars for those stains. . Not worth it at all.. First pic is what I thought I was supposed to get . Second pic is what I actually got. 3rd pic was Dumbo wing wing what I was supposed to get. 4th pic is what I actually got
Geez. That's pricy, even for what you were supposed to get. And you didn't even get what you were supposed to get
 
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Geez. That's pricy, even for what you were supposed to get. And you didn't even get what you were supposed to get
Yep. . It was.. I know I'm going to go with different breeder if need be in the future. .

Wow, that is really upsetting! I was thinking of purchasing from there, but had heard they're really spendy. Thanks for posting your photos. If you want, I can private message you a place near me that gets in true beautiful dumbos. I know the guy ships. This place had red mosaic dumbo and purple mosaic dumbos where the females looked just as good as the males!
Yes it is.. One trio from there imported strains was 97.50. .. If need be in the future I will definitely get that information from you. Thanks so much.
 
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Did you write them a review?
At first I did .. I should have waited before giving them permission to post it. They asked right away could I please put a review. I'm not worrying about it any more. It to me now is water under the bridge. You win some, you lose some.

I would have been very upset!!!!!
I was at the time, but now I'm going to move on. . I will be just fine...
 
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Well I no longer have the galaxy tiger strain. . They all died. . Never even got fry.. Still trying to hang on to the others. . That many deaths makes me so worried everyday now. . Now focusing on ifga show strains. I know what im getting with them..

All my other fish are hardy and prolific.
 

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Well I no longer have the galaxy tiger strain. . They all died. . Never even got fry.. Still trying to hang on to the others. . That many deaths makes me so worried everyday now. . Now focusing on ifga show strains. I know what im getting with them..
Yikes!! I'm so sorry, but a bummer!
 

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It's OK.. No big deal.. Thank you for your kind words..
Have you found a decent breeder from where you're going to get your show guppies from?
I haven't lost as much in $ as you have yet, but I've lost 3 trios of guppies that were imports.
First round I got 2 trios, next day in QT tank, they all had columnaris. It was awful, none ended up making it.
And than the 2nd round, I think I f'd it up somehow. I did the Aquarium Co-Op med trio and it killed them.... Except they did have babies so I have 11 3 week old guppies right now. Hopefully they make it to adulthood!
 

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In general, I do sell juvenile or nearly adults. Not much older than these because younger specimens will adjust to other conditions much better than real adults. Especially with fancy strains. For fancy strains seem more a bit more vulnerable in comparison to wilds. Younger specimens can still change in coloration and pattern. And in general younger specimens do have a longer lifespan than already older ones when the conditions are okay.

But from the pictures I've seen overhere, the differences between the ideal picture and the fish received are too big. The only thing that the provider could do in order to protect himself is to mention on the website something like this: The coloration and pattern may somewhat vary with each specimen of each specific strain.

It's pretty normal that there are differences between the individual specimens of the same strain when you take a closer look at them. But the overall phenotype should be recognizable as being that specific strain. A tiger guppy for instance as mentioned before should show the zebrinus markings on the caudal penducle. If that zebrinus pattern is missing, it may not be called a tiger.
 
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