I was a first time online fish buyer. My LFS usually has some good fish, but I was wanting an amazing fish. I follow KGtropicals quite frequently. I was going to buy some fish from them until they no longer were selling fish. So, one day at there site I heard they were going to be partnering with Livefishdirect. So I gave them a look, and I was blown away by the fish they have. So I watched a couple of their videos on Youtube and was in contact with Josh and he was great answering my questions for me. I ended up getting a lethrinops intermedius and an ndiwe fire hap. Both fish got here an hour before expected delivery and looked amazing. I couldn't have been happier with my purchase from these guys. They definitely have a new customer, thats for sure!
After years of waiting I was finally able to start an mbuna tank. My biggest frustration was no LFS carried a species specific tanks, only mixed unsexed tanks, and I was uneasy ordering online. After much debate I bit the bullet and gave livefishdirect my business and I couldn't be happier. The Team at LFD went above and beyond to answer my question both by phone and in emails. I put in two separate orders totaling 29 mbuna and only one didn't survive the trip. LFD quickly offered to credit my account with any questions. Other then that one fish the rest are all thriving and beautiful without any problems (ICH etc...) top quality fish for-sure. LFD has my business for along as they are in business!
Ordered 3 OB's, Deep water Hap and Aristo Yellow Blaze. All Juvies asked for a pic and Josh sent them telling me the fish were small. All arrived fine the yellow Blaze was bigger than the picture, the Deep water looked splendid for his age. the OB are fine. All in all I think the fish are great and I will be ordering from him again.
I placed an online order of 4 Peacock Cichlids and they were amazing. I was shocked the rich coloring in the male Red Shoulder I ordered, very impressed with him. I will do business with them again, for sure. They packed them with care, also impressed with their vigor on arrival. I was pleased with their shipping charges as well.
I have been e-mailing them in prep for a purchase for about a month (my tank was going though a fishless cycle). Was discussing my future purchase and availablility of stock. Just one week before my tank became ready they had a sale (25% off), and by the time my cycle finished the sale was over. I told Josh "too bad I missed your sale" but still wanted the fish. He told me not to worry and gave me the sale price anyway. Well, my fish finally arrived. The fish were a little bigger then I expected (a good thing), and all came in healthy. They have been in the tank for 2 days now and are already eatting (another good thing). I will soon be setting up my next tank and I will be ordering from them again. Good Experience.
I have placed 6 orders with Live Fish Direct and they have all been fantastic. Josh and his team have taken great care of me, and the fish quality is supreme. I have 2 all male African Cichlid tanks, and have ordered large and small fish from them. Every fish has come at the size I ordered and the coloring has been phenomenal. I cannot recommend them more. Shipping is always on time and well packaged. They have worked with me in making changes after the order was placed to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. I will not hesitate to use them for all my future purchases.
jeffrey14 has used this retailer 10 or more times.
April 19, 2015
"I Love Live Fish Direct"
One reason I shop often at Live Fish Direct is because they provide me with the most information about the fish I'm considering purchasing. They tell the type of fish, size, sex, the amount of color the fish is currently showing, sometimes whether the fish is a direct descendent of the wild parents (f1), and the exact quantity they have on hand at any given moment. Plus, their fish are gorgeous ! I love shopping on their website. Jeff Dodea
I recently ordered some cichlids from these guys. There was a slight issue with inventory quantities and I was unable to get 2 out of the 4 species that I had ordered. Josh called me and we worked out an optional solution, which I was happy with. I ordered 2 Demasoni, 2 Blueberry OB Zebras, 1 OB Peacock, and 1 Livingstonii, I was able to get 3 of the smaller Demasoni to make up for the 2 larger ones they were out of, and I switched over the Blueberry OB's for regular OB Peacocks, and they threw in an extra Livingstonii.The fish came in great health and actually adjusted to my tank very fast, up and eating the 2nd day. Overall very happy with my experience and will be buying more in the future. Wish they had a better selection of Plecos, but they are a cichlid farm so it makes sense...The only suggestion I would have would be to have free shipping if you spend a certain amount of money, similar to Tropicalimperials.com A+++... thanks again Josh
We received our first shipment of fish from Live Fish Direct today and we are completely happy with the fish we received. They all arrived alive and healthy. They did about the best job I have seen yet on labeling and individually packing each fish. We will certainly order from them again in the near future. Their $39.00 flat rate shipping is a great deal too! Well done to all the staff at Live Fish Direct!
I have always bought locally and never even considered ordering online out of concern that I would not get quality fish that I hand picked.Sadly, variety is not something my neck of the woods specializes in so I needed another avenue. I got my first shipment today and could not be happier. The fish arrived alive and beautiful. What an easy way to shop for fish!
I am new to african cichlids, therefore i understand i an be a pain in the arse asking many questions. josh has answered them all patiently. Just received my 2nd shipment and everything is wonderful. Josh is a man of his word which takes all the stress out of ordering.will certainly use Josh as my main supply!
Beautiful Haps/Peacocks...Josh from "LFD" sent me an email to telephone him prior to shipping! He helped me out with the right fish. Would definitely buy from "LFD" again and soon! Fish arrived safe and sound! Thanks!
Well first let me start by saying Hello to everyone this is my first post on this forum the name is Ron.
I have been in the African Cichlid hobby for well over 25 yrs, I have always hand picked my fish locally. The stock here has been a little lack luster over the last five years or extremely overpriced (Wet Spot) aka Cichlid Exchange.........So I decided to try my first mail order. I war rather reluctant as Josh and Brian will contest at Live fish Direct......But I finally bit the bullet and placed an order, I will have to say that these two guys really got put through the ringer with me and not one time did they get frustrated in the slightest. I received my order today and I have to say I am extremely pleased and impressed with how these guys do business and treat even a pain in the A$$ like me. The fish where outstanding, the packaging was top notch and the fear of spending $ to only find junk or death was discarded with this shipment. I would highly recommend these guys and will buy again in a NY Second. If this is how every shipment comes from these guys I wont have to spend countless hrs searching every store over a 200 mile radius ever again!!!
Update received 3 more shipments from these guys, great prices, Great CS and great quality. These guys are A+ in my book!
This is the only place I've ordered fish online from, and was very happy and impressed with the packaging and the quality of the fish I received. Enough to order two more times. My local fish stores don't have anything near as nice, and the prices are much better from livefishdirect.com. Josh is helpful and friendly. Just placed another order and cannot wait to see what comes in!
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