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#1 robinreliant23

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 11:47 AM

Has anyone heard of or used Kesgrave Tropicals before and can recommend / not recommend?
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#2 ZoddyZod

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 11:49 AM

seem to be highly recommended by several people on here.

Not used them myself.

Try searching 'kesgrave' in the search function to find some threads/info.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 11:49 AM

Definitely recommend! I bought my Pygmy Corys from them and was really impressed.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 11:51 AM

Certainly have my recommendations. I was obviously a bit wary ordering fish online but needn't have worried. Even although I only ordered two Siamese Algae Eaters from them, they still came double bagged with a heat pack in a sturdy polystyrene box within another cardboard box. Left Kesgrave late afternoon and got to me up in Scotland the following morning. Fish very healthy and still going strong.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 11:54 AM

Yep and mine, had them nearly a year now.

#6 robinreliant23

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 12:00 PM

Wow! Very highly recommended indeed! Thanks guys, I feel much happier about ordering a fishy from them :good:

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 12:20 PM

glad you brought this topic up.....they have exactly what I'm currently looking for, and at a competitive price as well.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:29 PM

But wouldn't it be cheaper to get fish from your lfs?

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 02:39 PM

But wouldn't it be cheaper to get fish from your lfs?

Yes, and in some ways better too, because you can see the fish before you buy,.

Unfortunately though, some us don't live near/can't get to many shops or the shops we can get to have only your bog standard, bread and butter trops, so in those cases mail order can be really great if you want something specific or unusual.

I haven't bought from Kesgrave myself, but I know a lot of people have recommended them.

#10 Delloy12

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 02:43 PM

I only need to ask what fish I want and they will order it for me :)

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 02:46 PM

That's nice; my LFs won't unless they know you, and even then sometimes they can't get things.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 02:47 PM

I only need to ask what fish I want and they will order it for me :)


then you've got a good LFS! Quite a few offer this, but as Fluttermouth said, not everyone is lucky enough to live near a good LFS.

Buying one neon online would be very expensive due to post & packing costs - but I just compared two of my LFS prices to Kesgrave for 5x a fish I'm looking for and Kesgrave were 1 or 2 pounds cheaper.

but again - you don't get the chance to view before you buy which is a major downside.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 02:48 PM

Sometimes it's not cheaper... depends on the fish.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 03:03 PM

At the time, I had 3 Pygmy Corys (last 3 in my LFS) and they had promised me they'd have some more in soon. Ages passed and they still hadn't and didn't seem too bothered about getting any. So I had no choice (if I wanted a happy shoal) but to order the other 4 online. Glad I did too.

Also they do tend to have some of the more unusual fish which is handy.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 03:04 PM

glad you brought this topic up.....they have exactly what I'm currently looking for, and at a competitive price as well.

B-) :good:

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 03:07 PM

What fish is it that you're getting? Have you seen those unusual Platys? They have Panda and Bumblebee strains!

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:48 AM

Good thread. I was looking for the very best online tropicals fish suppliers. these guys are not irresponsibly selling red tail cat and other monsters that people would buy on a whim.

So far it's a toos up between Kesgrave and Direct tropicals as these seem to have the best reviews.

they do have some bettas that are going for 50 a pair but i have not been able to find these elsewhere. Most of the fish are reasonably priced and there are discounts for larger orders.




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