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Discussion in 'African Rift Lake Cichlids' started by austinpetemo, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. austinpetemo

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    i found a place that sells there rifties for what seems to be a reasonable price. however they are located quite a distance away and if i buy from there i will need to ship. i hate to put my money into something if its not good quality (especially since all i have to spend is $80 =(. but anyway is this place a good place to buy from? http://www.rockymountaincichlids.com/
     
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    I believe that I have seen good mentions of this store on the site.

    In order not to get anyone in any bother, I would ask that should anyone wish to post info which would infringe our policy on not bashing individual stores, they PM austinpetemo (the OP) rather than posting it here.
     
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    I've heard it mentioned as a good riftie store to buy from on other forums.
     
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    You guys buy fish online/through the post!? That can't be good for the fish surely? I know that's how they get to the pet shop, but that will be through a special courier?
     
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    I received a shipment of 6 Y. sidthimunki from NY on Tuesday, so yes, people order online. The care put into the packaging by the seller was far better than anything I have seen at a LFS when receiving large orders of fish.
     
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    Sure! why not buy fish offline?

    and, no it puts stress on the fish but very seldom (unless your "shipper" does a crappy job) do you see a fish die. ive yet to have dead fish arrove in the mail
     
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    I would say that this is a nice site to buy fish from they have good reviews and they are on aquabid which is a heavily monitored site.. they have a nice selection and great prices.. and i stress this it usually doesn't matter who you buy from on-line its always left up to trial and error on some cases of fish lose when it comes to buying on-line its what the original seller does to correct a problem when buying fish on-line..

    pappy is correct a lot of on-line shippers / sellers put 110% in care when they sell / ship fish..
     
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    I had exactly the same experience. Of my 21 adult mbunas, 18 were ordered online, made a long journey from Kentucky to Puerto Rico and arrived well on next day, perfectly packaged on a foam box, cooling pads and individual bags for each fish.
     
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    Wow, Austin! I used the link you provided and I was on that site. To see there Tropheus sp. Ikola or "Kaiser moorii" F1 of 1 inch at $8 each; was a torture to me! Oh, my Gosh; why I have to see these offers!!! :headbang2:...:wall:
     
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    lol i know how you feel. i got that nigripinnis from daves for $17.50 and when i saw them here for $9 i was like "NO!!!!!!!!!!"
     

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