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Places for Buying Fish in the UK

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by JDFishFanatic, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. JDFishFanatic

    JDFishFanatic New Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm currently looking at stocking a 55 gallon tank with some Mbuna or South American Cichlids but I'm not blessed with local fish stores that offer a good selection of fish. Can anyone in the UK recommend websites that sell fish which are also reliable and offer a good selection?
     
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    I recently used these guys and was impressed with the quality, delivery and service.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Would you mind giving some details of your order such as which fish you bought and how healthy they were upon arrival?
     
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    I bought cardinals and pepper corys. They phoned the day before to confirm delivery date and time, before packing the fish and arrived at the time they said they would. Fish were fine but of course you could see they had been shipped. Cardinals had no colour at all but that is expected. All the fish were juveniles. All are thriving now.

    My preference is to get them into clean water ASAP without messing about with acclimation so they went straight into my quarantine tubs. That's just my preference not a recommendation :whistle: - do what works for you.

    Of a total of 35 fish I lost one cory about 3 weeks after arrival. No signs of disease, he was always smaller and weaker than the rest and hanging around on his own.

    As an aside I actually ordered cardinals and sterbai. They were very apologetic about it when I sent photos and refunded the cost of the sterbai and I got to keep the peppers (which I do have anyway).

    It's the only time I have got fish online aside from my 15 (ish) year old bristlenose which came from a member on here.
     

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