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Dave's Rare Aquarium Fish
Address: 5121 Crestway Dr., Suite 300
City, State: San Antonio, TX
ZIP: 78239
Phone: (210)599-9444
Web site: Click here
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bgfalcon has used this retailer 1 time. March 11, 2015
Overall Rating: 
"Great to work with, but communication could use improvement"
I ordered a total of 30 fish from Dave. All arrived healthy and hungry in below 40 weather. He was prompt in answering or returning calls, and was able to answer any question without hesitation.

Some things to note when ordering from Dave:

-You will not get email confirmation/invoice. Though, I did not ask so maybe he would if asked.

-He will hold your stock upon payment, but won't ship in winter until weather conditions are "good." This means above 20 degrees F overnight. Plan your order time (and cycle, if needed) accordingly. I ended up having to do two extra weeks of adding ammonia and daily water changes while waiting for weather.

-I did not get a tracking number when he shipped. I ended up calling to ask when they were already 90 minutes late (they were supposed to be priority overnight 10:30am delivery).

-Shipping is a little high compared to some other breeders/retailers, but stock prices are a little lower to compensate.
tandg has used this retailer 1 time. December 15, 2014
Overall Rating: 
"Couldn't ask for a better retailer"
I was initially drawn to Dave's Fish due to his extremely large stock list, fair prices, and his availability of fish in my search to stock a single species Psuedotropheus Saulosi tank. Little did I know, but I stumbled into the best fish keeping decision that I have ever made. Dave's Rare Aquarium Fish is the best online retailer I have dealt with, period. That includes ALL online retailers, not just retailers of live fish. Dave, is a one man show that not only rivals but completely surpasses any and all other customer service departments available for the purchasing of any product online. He took the time to answer any and all of my questions pre-order and most impressively he went above and beyond to ensure that I was satisfied with his product and my new fish post-order as well. I have never dealt with anyone as knowledgeable, patient or as agreeable as Dave of Dave's Fish. As for his fish, they are of the highest quality and I will no longer be using any other retailer of African Cichlids in the future. I implore anyone reading this review that is considering purchasing African Cichlids to head over to Dave's site and do business with the best the industry has to offer.
pelphrey has used this retailer 1 time. August 18, 2014
Overall Rating: 
"Ordered 32 Mbuna"
I ordered 32 Mbuna from him. He shipped a few extra. Awesome to work with and great quality fish. All arrived healthy and happy!
Lp11 has used this retailer 1 time. August 11, 2014
Overall Rating: 
"Great experience"
Very helpful on the phone. I ordered 15 demasoni and 5 yellow labs. He sent an extra demasoni. All arrived healthy. 5 months later they are all still doing well. Highly recommend.
thinderkiss65 has used this retailer 2-3 times. June 15, 2014
Overall Rating: 
"Trustworthy retailer of good quality fish."
Ordered twice in 2 weeks.
First order was for 5 juvie P.elegans "yellow tail acei", and 5 L. Caeruleus "yellow lab."
Sent 1 acei free of charge, so 6 total. =o)>
Second order was for 12 P demasoni, and 2 Ancistrus Cirrhosus "Bristlenose plecos."
All arrived healthy, hungry and curious.
MeganMcGuire has used this retailer 1 time. May 31, 2014
Overall Rating: 
"Dave is a great guy and a good business man"
I am a first time ciclid buyer and Dave was very helpful. There was a delay in their shipment (Fedex's problem) and Dave personally called to let me know he would stand behind them if they died or were fatally injured. All were fine due to his good packing.
Boe82 has used this retailer 1 time. April 30, 2014
Overall Rating: 
"very happy"
This was my first time doing online shopping for any fish, Dave's had everything I wanted and just could not beat the price, the other place I was considering purchasing from was over $150 more for the same fish and quantity. Fish look great, packaged very well, when I need anything else, he has earned a repeat customer.
crazycolt42 has used this retailer 1 time. November 23, 2013
Overall Rating: 
"First time buying online and couldn't be happier!"
Wow, I was VERY impressed with Dave's Rare fish. I ordered 12 demasoni 1+ F1's, 6 rusties, and 8 electric yellows. All the fish arrived alive and well. They are very well colored for their age. I can tell the rusties are a good strain as one of them is already sporting a nice purple hue. He even gave me a bonus Demasoni and Rusty. He did an excellent job of grouping as well. He included some demasoni that were a little bigger and one gorgeous male. he did the same with the other two species. I didn't receive just all same looking same size fish, but paid that way. Thanks so much! My family loves the fish! He was also very helpful and reassuring regarding my purchase and concerns regarding buying so many at once for a new tank. I will buy fish from him in the future and likely will not even consider anywhere else. Thanks again!
fishferfun has used this retailer 2-3 times. November 5, 2013
Overall Rating: 
"Simply the best"
Having dealt with dozens of suppliers over the years; Dave is hands down the most helpful and honest of the group.
chaseyourself60 has used this retailer 10 or more times. November 4, 2013
Overall Rating: 
"A excellent source for quality fish"
I got back into keeping African Cichlids after a long absence from the hobby(kids, college for kids, etc.). I found out about Dave's through a club I joined--East Coast Cichlids. I have obtained fish from Dave a few times and been very impressed and happy with the quality of the fish I've received and his expert handling of the process, from my ordering through their arrival. I don't hesitate to refer fellow hobbyists to Dave and know I will order from him in the future.
eelsnot has used this retailer 3-10 times. November 2, 2013
Overall Rating: 
"Dave is one of the top African cichlid vendors in the US!"
Dave's fish are top notch. He always maintains an extensive stock list. Fish are well packed and Dave accurately communicates shipping details. I will not hesitate to purchase fish from Dave in the future.
verbal has used this retailer 3-10 times. November 1, 2013
Overall Rating: 
"great cichlid seller"
Dave's is always my first stop when looking to buy cichlids. I have always been happy with the quality and health of his fish.
m1ke715m has used this retailer 10 or more times. November 1, 2013
Overall Rating: 
"great place to buy"
i buy from dave often. he'll talk on the phone with you for a long period of time answering any questions you may have. good quality fish. love that guy. his beard.. not so much
OMY_7 has used this retailer 2-3 times. November 1, 2013
Overall Rating: 
"Some of the best fishes "
Dave's fishes are some of the best fishes around you really get what you paid for awesome fishes and awesome prices I will be ordering from him a lot more real soon
Dispatch273 has used this retailer 2-3 times. November 1, 2013
Overall Rating: 
"Great guy with even better fish!"
Dave always has the best selection of fish available and is super helpful. He always takes his time to answer any questions I have. I have never been disappointed with the quality of his fish and wouldn't hesitate to buy fish from him again!
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