Yo Yo Loaches

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I was just wonderin r the yo yo's rare over here in the UK cause I can't find any anywhere in Northern Ireland and i'd love a few 4 my tank! ? Does any1 have any ideas?

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They are not real common here in north Florida, but not hard to get either. Can you ask your local fish store to order them for you? That's what I was gonna do when I got mine, but they just happened to have some available.
 

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Hey Craig, I looked for some for a while but coudln't get any over this side of the UK... maybe try order online?
 

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From what I hear, shipping fish is legal in the UK, but highly regulated and expensive.

The folks above are very very good.

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Have you ever tried ordering fish from Dr. Foster and Smith's website. They ship me catalogues regularly. You can get fish shipped from there.
 

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Their great to order from also but don't know if they ship to the UK or not.
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whatever you do, don't order fish from outside the UK unless you want them to sit in quarantine at Heathrow for 6 weeks!

It's also really expensive because you're importing livestock and they whack a hefty tax on it
 

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Excellent! Try and get at least 3 if you can. 2 will be fine, but 3 would be better! You will love them!
 
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if u check out the site 4 me type in yo yo loaches in the search bar on the front page it will show u them it also tells u all the good feedback from others who hav ordered?
 
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I ordered them guys they come on tuesday wednesday or friday the breeder I'm gettin them from sends them the day b4 any idea on the way they come ? do they come in the bag?? how do they survive?? and keep the temp. of the water the same?? or is it just luck if they survive on the journey?? so many questions this is the 1st time iv done this so I don't hav a clue if they do happen 2 die on the journey which she says has never happened b4 I just send them bak 2 her without openin the bag and she gives me my money bak it cost me £20 but I get £4 bak when I send the box bak 2 her if the fish arrive safely excited but anxious on how they will b!! its a long journey for them through the post from befordshire in england 2 bangor in northern ireland

I hope they r class and well!!!!!!!!!!!!! C W
 

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Craig, my fish have always arrived in bags, which are placed in an insulated box and mailed. When the box arrives, just treat the bags like you would if they came from the fish store and acclimate your fish slowly with a few tablespoons of your tank water added to the bag about every 15 minutes in case the ph is a lot different from yours. Make sure you don't add the water they came in to your tank.
 
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yes I wondered I have 2 send the box bak if the fish r well and healthy I thought it would b an insulated box how can the fish survive so long in the bag without much oxygen though??

C W
 

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Some places add pure oxygen to their bags when shipping.
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my 2 yo yo's came 2day YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! they r class still babies so small there hidin away at the minute they came in a polystyrene box all tapped up with maskin tape then inside that fortress there was loads of bubble rap then inside that lay a small small tiny bag!! with 2 yo yo's in it its called an air bag it hardly had any water in it just air!!!!!!!! but they seem well and r pretty active!! do yo yo's sleep on their sides like clowns or is that just clowns??

C W ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 

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