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  • Where Do You Get Your Fish?

    Just out of curiosity, where do you get your fish?

    I get mine from a small variety of stores locally, still haven't tried mail ordering a fish due to the cold weather and the times I work.
    ~Erin
    10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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    Forum friends petsmart and a petshop the next town over
    2.5g Betta tank (Rayne)
    2.5g Apple Snail tank (Silver)
    1.5g Saltwater MTS vase (tough little dudes)
    40g red ear slider tank (Kappa)
    "Normal is just an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly." -- Morticia Adam

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    • #3
      I buy mine from FL/EA members. I tried LFSs a few times and everything kept dying. The only thing I have from LFs are two cories (out of 6 or 7), a dwarf gourami, and a few platies. Oh, and bettas, I don't buy breeder bettas.

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      • #4
        I have one LFS that has good stock and half price fish on Sundays. I get most of my community fish there. Fish that I breed I get online from aquabid and a couple other breeders.

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        • #5
          I get fish from my various sources. I also procure fish for other people .
          -Jonathan

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          • #6
            I've noticed that Jon! That..and you have a fish -barn- from what I've gleaned... lol

            I like my little shops, but when they don't have something I'm looking for, it does get a little frustrating.
            ~Erin
            10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RogueAgent94 View Post
              I get fish from my various sources. I also procure fish for other people .
              Putting it lightly.
              My life is chemical. Blood laced with status quo.
              "I am a firm believer that if you love something enough you set it in a small cage and pester and smother it with love until it either loves you back or dies." Mindy Kaling

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              • #8
                I'd say I get about 90% of my fish through Jon, the rest through breeders via mail order. I've given up on my lfs's having quality stock and just got sick of dealing with sick fish out of the gate. Since I switched to Jon and breeders I have a near 100% survival rate out of about 50-60 fish so far, my rate at the lfs was like 60%!!!!!
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                110G, 65G, 10, 300G Pond

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                • #9
                  I get mine from a LFS across town,

                  www.seahorseaquariums.com

                  They are good guys and have good stock I have 100% survival rate from them bar 1 cory who got crushed by a rock when my nephew ran into my tank at full speed........ and one penguin tetra who jumped out of the tank during a water change that I somehow managed to not see, but I consider them (natural??!) causes rather than bad stock causes...
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                  • #10
                    Looking at my tanks and thinking about it I now realize that, apart from one of the bettas, I don't have a single fish that I got from Petsmart that didn't die. So I guess my answer would be from 3 locally owned non-big-box stores. And I got my albino BN plecos from a FL member.
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                    30G, 5G

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                    • #11
                      For one tank, most of the fish came from petsmart with the exception of 3. All of my other fish have come from the same LFS where I just order what I want from their suppliers. I haven't tried buying fish online yet.

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                      • #12
                        Lets see.....

                        PetSmart
                        Pet Supermarket
                        Very rarely PetCo
                        Several LFSs, but mostly one.
                        Rogue.
                        A friend (we trade a lot).

                        Last edited by catsma_97504; 05-24-2014, 08:27 PM.

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                        • #13
                          For me, Petsmart and ANA: arizonanatureaquatics.com

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                          • #14
                            For me, online most of the time. i have a LFS i try to support when i can but mostly from shops across the web after much research about them.
                            -Tom

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                            • #15
                              I get mine from my favourite LFS that specialises in rare and wild caught catfish with some more common types too. It's an amazing shop and I always find new wonders when I visit.

                              They also have some amazing anubias too
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