Wet Spot fish?

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Amazoniantanklvr

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I concidering buying from them. How much was their shipping? Thanks.
 

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I can’t quite remember how much shipping was. I believe $50 for next day shipping. Fish were $30. They came with ich too so have a QT and medication on hand.
 

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I can’t quite remember how much shipping was. I believe $50 for next day shipping. Fish were $30. They came with ich too so have a QT and medication on hand.
I assuming 2-3 day is cheaper. 50 is a bit much for me. Ok, ill watch for ich. I don't have a qt so I'll just have to monitor them. They do have good prices (on fish so....)
Anyway, tanks Sunlight.
 

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Shipping costs will vary depending on package weight, shipping distance and method of shipping. Your best bet is to figure out what and how many fish you want to buy and give them a call.

I always recommend quarantining new fish for a minimum of 2 weeks though 4 weeks is better especially if you already love the fish you have. You don't have to have a dedicated aquarium for quarantine, you can use clear totes of sufficient size, either an air driven filter or a small power filter and a proper size heater to accomplish the same thing. It's much cheaper IF you need to medicate new fish in a smaller or separate container.
 

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Shipping costs will vary depending on package weight, shipping distance and method of shipping. Your best bet is to figure out what and how many fish you want to buy and give them a call.

I always recommend quarantining new fish for a minimum of 2 weeks though 4 weeks is better especially if you already love the fish you have. You don't have to have a dedicated aquarium for quarantine, you can use clear totes of sufficient size, either an air driven filter or a small power filter and a proper size heater to accomplish the same thing. It's much cheaper IF you need to medicate new fish in a smaller or separate container.
Yes, I know. I just wanted an idea.

I would if I had room. Believe me! However at this time of my life I cant. It's too bad but oh well, noting I can do about it. Anyway, I guess m best bet would be to raise the temp to 87 for two weeks. But would that kill my plants?
 

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Yes, I know. I just wanted an idea.

I would if I had room. Believe me! However at this time of my life I cant. It's too bad but oh well, noting I can do about it. Anyway, I guess m best bet would be to raise the temp to 87 for two weeks. But would that kill my plants?
Yeah that would probably do a number on some plants.
 

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Yeah that would probably do a number on some plants.
My thinking. Well, I'll just have to be careful and be ready to get meds if need be.
 

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Speaking of shipping, I would not cheap out on it, usually, it can be life or death. Shipping is one thing that is not cheap in the hobby, and WetSpot does not guarantee Live Arrival with Priority, and frankly, USPS sucks at shipping fish.
 
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I know. I'm still running the numbers.
 

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I went to the Wet Spot a few years ago on a driving vacation (awesome shop!) & brought home very healthy rare fish rather than have them shipped. Shipping cost is always a consideration when getting fish online. Is it an unusual species? Have you asked if your local shop can order them for you? Sometimes they have to order like 50+, so unless they think they can sell them they won't do it. There are even a few Petco etc. stores that "can" order fish, ask around & talk to someone who actually decides not just "the help".

Many online sellers insist on overnight shipping these days although I had "priority mail" fish a few times several years ago that was fine. Be aware of your & their temps, spring is a pretty safe time.
 
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