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Just got my new peacocks in the mail!!

Postby lab911 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:42 pm

Just got six new peacocks in the mail this afternoon and so far so good. The water was cold so no one had color until I floated the bag for 1/2 an hour and released them. They all have colored up now and look terrific. I am so pleased! This was my first time getting fish on line and I was a bit nervous as to the quality.

Here is what I ordered:

Rubescens
German Red
Regal Blue
Ngara Flametail
Usisya Flavescent
Maylandi

Got all of them at $12.95 each and all guaranteed Male and 2.5 inches! The shipping was a great price too! $30.00!!! Well, I just wanted to share my excitement with other fish nerds, I'm going to go back downstairs and enjoy my new fish. :D
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Postby TheeMon » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:51 am

congrats, once u buy online you never go back!
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Postby ajbry » Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:33 am

Sounds like an awesome deal, I sent you a PM asking where you got them from so as not to clutter this thread.
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Postby lab911 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:36 am

You are absolutley right TheeMon! I have a decent LFS here that can get me whatever I want but for $30-$80 a fish. :?
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Re: Just got my new peacocks in the mail!!

Postby jimmie » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:09 pm

lab911 wrote:Just got six new peacocks in the mail this afternoon and so far so good. The water was cold so no one had color until I floated the bag for 1/2 an hour and released them. They all have colored up now and look terrific. I am so pleased! This was my first time getting fish on line and I was a bit nervous as to the quality.

Here is what I ordered:

Rubescens
German Red
Regal Blue
Ngara Flametail
Usisya Flavescent
Maylandi

Got all of them at $12.95 each and all guaranteed Male and 2.5 inches! The shipping was a great price too! $30.00!!! Well, I just wanted to share my excitement with other fish nerds, I'm going to go back downstairs and enjoy my new fish. :D
man let me know what website you went on so I can order from there because this is going to be my first to order on line
150 gl African cichlid, haps peacocks set up;Hobbies for about 21yrs;17yrs into africans, also a 55gl..Lake Tang tank..once was a proud owner of a 225gl in wall tank sold it with the house...
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Postby F8LBITEva » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:01 pm

sounds nice, post pics!
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Postby dielikemoviestars » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:00 pm

Yes, pics!
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Postby beezer720 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:20 pm

I'll tell you what, I've never ordered online, though I have wanted to. I assume you can't go wrong there. But what I recommend, look in your area for local breeders. That is where you get GREAT fish and GREAT deals, and for the most part, the people are really cool and helpful. You get near wholsesale prices and you know exactly what your getting as you are picking them out. And I can't stress the quality of the fish I've been seeing at these places. I assume most of the online places are local breeders as the ones I've been going to ship nationwide. Most specimens are F0-F2. In the Detroit area there are at least like 5 that I know of, and I'm sure there are countless others I don't even know about. Inquire locally about some near you, as on top of the great fish/prices it's always fun seeing peoples setups and what they have available.
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Postby lotsofish » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:32 pm

Also if you are near Indy check out the Circle City Aquarium Club.

http://www.circlecityaqclub.org/

Its great swapping fish and learning from club members.
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Postby myselfdotcom » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:59 pm

I would like order online but i could not swallow the shipping cost
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Postby DMWave45 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:04 am

I thought the shipping cost was insane too but it's not bad depending on where the place is and what service you select. Also eeven if it is expensive, if you buy small fish the prices are generally lower than LFS so it balances out. AND the quality is almost guarenteed to be better.
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Postby beezer720 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:11 am

Here are some of the guys in the Detroit area I've gone to. Rift Valley has a lot more than his stock list states. I think Rift Valley might advertise on this site too.

http://www.riftvalleyaquatics.com/index.html

http://greatlakestropical.com/index.html

From what they were saying, it didn't seem like shipping was that bad, and like DMWave said, when you factor in the cheap fish...

I want to see those pictures too!
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Postby myselfdotcom » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:13 pm

DMWave45 wrote:I thought the shipping cost was insane too but it's not bad depending on where the place is and what service you select. Also eeven if it is expensive, if you buy small fish the prices are generally lower than LFS so it balances out. AND the quality is almost guarenteed to be better.


This is why you buy it from local :P
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pics coming soon.

Postby lab911 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:25 am

I'll get some pics posted. I wanted to give them a few days to acclimate. I have Wednesday off. I'll get some good ones up for everyone hopfully by then. :D
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Postby Shades9323 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:44 am

beezer720 wrote:I'll tell you what, I've never ordered online, though I have wanted to. I assume you can't go wrong there. But what I recommend, look in your area for local breeders. That is where you get GREAT fish and GREAT deals, and for the most part, the people are really cool and helpful. You get near wholsesale prices and you know exactly what your getting as you are picking them out. And I can't stress the quality of the fish I've been seeing at these places. I assume most of the online places are local breeders as the ones I've been going to ship nationwide. Most specimens are F0-F2. In the Detroit area there are at least like 5 that I know of, and I'm sure there are countless others I don't even know about. Inquire locally about some near you, as on top of the great fish/prices it's always fun seeing peoples setups and what they have available.


The problem with that (atleast for people like me) it would cost me more in gasoline to pick up the fish than if I had them shipped to my house. Of course I live all the way up in Traverse City.
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