Where to buy fish online Question

  1. Linda4088 Well Known Member Member

    I see a lot of posts and read a lot of articles about buying your Fish online but I don't know where the website. The ones that I have found want to sell you too many fish. Can anyone help I'm also looking for plants.
     
  2. Dolfan Fishlore VIP Member

    EricV sells one type of killifish here on the forums. They look very nice to me, and he is a knowledgeable fish and shrimp keeper. Here is a link to his thread.....

    https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/buy-sell-trade-free/169903-f-gardneri-gold-killifish-shrimp.html

    and I sell plants here on fishlore. All of my plants are easy low light plants. Here is a link to my sales thread.....

    https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/buy-sell-trade-free/174403-aquarium-plants-sale.html

    Another good source of plants is Peabody's Paradise, a fishlore sponsor. jetajockey is the owner and they have a good selection.
     

  3. Teishokue Well Known Member Member

    Aquabid and other forums. Bobs tropical. Most the time its a hit or miss on what's avaliable.
     
  4. Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    For plants, I would go with one of the members that sell them. Dolfan and Jetajockey both sell plants. As far as fish, there are lots of places. I usually go with liveaquaria because I like their selection.
     

  5. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Liveaquaria, aquabid, ebay, amazon.
     
  6. Linda4088 Well Known Member Member

    I found EricV on another Post and already sent him a PM but it doesn't look like he's been on since May. What's the difference between Painted Fire Red Shrimp and Fire Cherry Red Cherry Shrimp?
     
  7. Dolfan Fishlore VIP Member

    Painted Fire Red Cherry shrimp is just the higher classification. It means they are more solid red with little to no white/clearish spots, on there legs etc. Fire Red Cherry shrimp are the next step down.
     

  8. Linda4088 Well Known Member Member

    How do I treat plants for snails? I just purchased some Java Moss from my LFS and found a hitchhiker. A tiny peach colored snail. I really don't want snails since I have live plants. Someone said it was probably a Ramsford snail which do eat plants.
     
  9. Dolfan Fishlore VIP Member

    Usually hitchhiker snails from plants tend to be pond snails and they can and will it plants. Here is a link to an article about common plant dips to treat for snails....

    http://blogs.thatpetplace.com/thatfishblog/2011/07/20/dipping-plants-to-eliminate-snails/#.U8sBls9OWpp

    I use the Alum method as it's very safe for all plants. Bleach dip is harsh on many plants. Potassium Permanganate is usually a good one, I just couldn't find any easily locally. The Alum is found in the spice aisle of your local supermarket. I got mine at Walmart.
     
  10. Linda4088 Well Known Member Member

    Do you treat your plants for snails? I have you on my list. I'll be getting back to you for plants.
     

  11. Marie1 Well Known Member Member

    What kind of fish and inverts are you looking for? The biggest cost is usually shipping. You can usually save a bit on that if you buy from the smaller sellers. Fish forums like this, or http://www.aquariumplants.com/ are good places for plants.