Importing Live Fish, Ever Tried??

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Guys..have u ever tried importing from Indonesia, China etc?? The rates are batcrazy high..and i am not eben sure if they will arrive safely till my place ,- India. One seller is selling guppies ranging from 35 -250$ not sure if its really worth all the pain. Any comments?
 

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Where exactly do you live? If you're in the states, there is no reason to import directly from another country with no middle man. More info please
 

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SSJ said:
Guys..have u ever tried importing from Indonesia, China etc?? The rates are batcrazy high..and i am not eben sure if they will arrive safely till my place ,- India. One seller is selling guppies ranging from 35 -250$ not sure if its really worth all the pain. Any comments?
As someone who's crazy about guppies, any pics you can provide? I'm pretty desperate to see what a $250 guppy looks like!
 

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The risk is that when shipping overseas often there is no live arrival guarantees, and due to the long distance and stressful journey, it is more likely than shipments from one's own area.
 

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You might want to get in contact with transhippers in your country and look at their prices and success rates.
 
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cody2posh said:
As someone who's crazy about guppies, any pics you can provide? I'm pretty desperate to see what a $250 guppy looks like!
Lol..yeah..he sent me some.. check this one
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TexasDomer said:
You might want to get in contact with transhippers in your country and look at their prices and success rates.
I am a bit confused when it comes to transhippers..are they like normal courier people?

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The risk is that when shipping overseas often there is no live arrival guarantees, and due to the long distance and stressful journey, it is more likely than shipments from one's own area.
Agree to that. I did order some from another city..want to see how it goes. $12 for three male blue topaz. Will upload pics when i recieve them
 

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Usually 2-3 day shipping we get stateside is fine when done correctly. Overseas shipping can take a week or more. If you plan on paying 135 bucks ,I'd want some kind of guarantee.
 

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Transhippers are people who specifically help bring fish into the country and get them to you.
 

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Lol..yeah..he sent me some.. check this oneView attachment 438818
Holy expletive! That is one gorgeous fish! Any more pics?? My app just notified me of your post so sorry for the late response.

When my girlfriend gets home I'll have to borrow her phone (bought her the new iPhone and the camera is amazing) and show some pics of these cobraskins I've been working on. They're a silver/white-to-purple cobraskin pattern with a purple patch between the most vibrant red-orange dorsal and tailfin, tail complete with cobraskin pattern as well. My camera just won't do it justice, but I'm pretty proud

I'm currently raising fry from him and a female of the same strain and then him and a yellow/blue cobraskin female and I'm super excited to see the results. The hybrids are just starting to hit the age that colors are starting to show!
 
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Holy expletive! That is one gorgeous fish! Any more pics?? My app just notified me of your post so sorry for the late response.

When my girlfriend gets home I'll have to borrow her phone (bought her the new iPhone and the camera is amazing) and show some pics of these cobraskins I've been working on. They're a silver/white-to-purple cobraskin pattern with a purple patch between the most vibrant red-orange dorsal and tailfin, tail complete with cobraskin pattern as well. My camera just won't do it justice, but I'm pretty proud

I'm currently raising fry from him and a female of the same strain and then him and a yellow/blue cobraskin female and I'm super excited to see the results. The hybrids are just starting to hit the age that colors are starting to show!
Sure, let me fetch more pixs. If u want i can share his contact, try ordering.. though no guarantee here...and i believe they take the payment in advance
 
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Holy expletive! That is one gorgeous fish! Any more pics?? My app just notified me of your post so sorry for the late response.

When my girlfriend gets home I'll have to borrow her phone (bought her the new iPhone and the camera is amazing) and show some pics of these cobraskins I've been working on. They're a silver/white-to-purple cobraskin pattern with a purple patch between the most vibrant red-orange dorsal and tailfin, tail complete with cobraskin pattern as well. My camera just won't do it justice, but I'm pretty proud

I'm currently raising fry from him and a female of the same strain and then him and a yellow/blue cobraskin female and I'm super excited to see the results. The hybrids are just starting to hit the age that colors are starting to show!
Here you go. Let me know if you plan to order..quite curious if this would work. He said it would take a day to reach your country, rest of the job depends on transhipper
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Here you go. Let me know if you plan to order..quite curious if this would work. He said it would take a day to reach your country, rest of the job depends on transhipperView attachment 439203View attachment 439204View attachment 439205View attachment 439206View attachment 439207View attachment 439208View attachment 439209View attachment 439210View attachment 439211
Wow I just saw this (just switched to an app to manage my forum posting) these things are incredible, especially the blue ivory lace I believe it was? I probably won't order just because I'm work on a few things of my own

Check out my album or some of my posts, I actually need help naming these orange/purple cobraskin hybrids Ive been working on, super cool looking fish, I'll have more pics up soon and I sell as well, PLUS I'm domestic

By the way ever seen a guy like this one? I know it's blurry but it's the best I have right now (the orange purple bicolor cobraskin)
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