I had never bought fish from an online breeder & was VERY leary about doing so.
Purchased 8 Kitumba Frontosas (4 @1.5" & 4 @ 1.75 ") from Tom's Tangs that arrived in early February & had been waiting for the weather to send them since December. Tom was pretty nice & helped me through the process. The Fronts arrived in pretty good condition (from what I could tell.) Lost one in 10 days, but the other 7 are doing well three months later & growing rapidly. Overall I don't think that I can complain & I'd consider doing busines with Tom again.
I have ordered 3 female WC Kitumbas from Tom. Within 2 months all three females had dropped tubes. I have dealt with Tom several times, only to be amazed at the quality of his fish, and outstanding service he provides. He's extremely knowledgeable, and very friendly to work with.
His fish room has some of the nicest stocked fish i have ever seen. Frontosa, like always are simply amazing.
Being that I am a local hobbyist near Tom i was able to witness the care he puts into his fish room. It most definitely shows in his selection of some of the most finest, rarest fish. Highly recommend this retailer.
Bought some O. ventralis juvies from Tom and they came in nice as expected. These were packaged well - the shipping company even damaged the box bad enough causing a bag to leak, and the fish still arrived alive and are doing great! All arrived in great condition. Great guy to deal with!
Tom has the best fish room with the most rare Tang. stock that I have seen. Tom gives solid advice & is very experienced with Africans. This is my second purchase from him & the fish are in excellent condition.
"Tom is the man. Couldn't be happier with my order again."
Ordered more cyps/featherfins from Tom again. Was extremely surprised at size and coloration. He understates his fish size and all fish were healthy as could be. Even if I don't NEED something, I always end up checking out his website as I can always make room for more great Tanganyikans. Thanks again, Tom.
Had large fish order- Toms tanganyikans sent wrong frontosa on purpose- first said it was a mistake then said he sent them because he did not have what I had orderd. Probably hoped I did not notice ,then replaced my order with fry- not what I had purchased- This is not a reputable seller -Beware
I ordered fish from Tom again because I know that his fish are of excellent quality and from an outstanding stock. Not only that, but I know Tom is a genuine and trustworthy cichlid enthusiast and someone who will help you out if you have any questions. A pair of my Reganochromis that I got from Tom last time have already bred and Tom gave me expert advice on how to raise them. I am definately going to order from him again in the near future and I am so glad I befriended someone like him.
I have ordered fish a couple times through Tom. Tom was great...no fuss, simple and to the point. His shipping practices are some of the best I've seen. I've had very sensitive fish shipped from him inlcuding Parcyprichromis, Cyprichromis, and feather fins. All made it alive and continue to thrive in my tanks.
Tom will be my first call/email going forward for any fish or advice having to do with this crazy hobby! I recently visited his house to p/u a dozen Moba fry and some Tricoti - wow what a great customer service experience! His basement operation and live stock are incredible and his passion is truly infectious. He took the time to make certain I was getting what was best for me with a long-term outlook. The fish are magnificent - I'm already plotting my next visit.
great quality fish, much better quality and price than any local fish store. Order was placed Thursday and filled by Saturday. Fish were already eating 1 hour after arriving at their new home. I also perfer to deal with a small businessman, who has a passion and knowledge of their business.
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