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RetailersMail-Order FishUSNY Tomstanganyikans.com
Address: 1751 Aladdin Ave.
City, State: New Hyde Park, NY
ZIP: 11040
Phone: (516) 328-7088
Web site: Click here
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NewguyWA has used this retailer 1 time. January 31, 2006
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"Great Service"
I ordered a bunch of Cyps and a few shellies. Tom through in some extra cyps and adjusted my shellie order to larger, paired fish for the same price (totally cool and unexpected). Shipped from NY to WA and all fish arrived alive and healthy. Prompt response to emails etc. Would certainly recommend....but you have to place a fairly large order. Thanks Tom!
Axume has used this retailer 1 time. January 29, 2006
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Ordered 20 Cyprichromis Kitumba Juvies from Tom and they all arrived in good health, not one DOA. The fish were packed well and are all eating now two days later. Would go to Tom again without hesitation.
minos64 has used this retailer 1 time. December 7, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Overall great experience"
Very pleasant and knowledgeable guy to deal with. Excellent collection of fish. Tom took a good care of the business and delivered exactly what he promised. One pair has spawned in my tank in less than a week after shipping !
I will definitely buy from him again.
sureshot1013 has used this retailer 1 time. November 18, 2005
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"best expierience buying fish from anyone"
All fish arrived healthy and in great shape. I placed a sizeable order and did not lose one fish. All e-mails were answered promptly. overall excellent
blue78 has used this retailer 2-3 times. September 21, 2006
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"once again excellent experience"
once again tom was a pleasure to deal with and quick to respond. he really takes the time to make sure you get what you want. will not get my zaires anywhere else.
wheights has used this retailer 10 or more times. March 5, 2008
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"Great Fish!! Great Customer Service!!!!!"
Have always dealt with Tom when it comes to African Cichlids, he is very knowledgable. I have brought from him at least 50+fish. Gives top quality service as well. If you are in to African Cichlids check Tom's website... I highy recommended him.
reN1824 has used this retailer 1 time. August 29, 2005
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"Helpful and Fish of great quality"
Couldn't be any happier with the Frontosa Kitumbas. They are gorgeous F1 and very good size. Very competitive prizing and responsive to emails. Also, thank you very much Tom for the follow up email after the fish were delivered. Looking forward to future order.
Joek has used this retailer 3-10 times. June 30, 2005
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"Nice man, nice fish, wise, experienced breeder"
My experiences in dealing with Tom have always been rewarding. I've obtained a number of different species from Tom such as his Kilesa and his Kitumba fronts, and have been very pleased with the quality of his stock. With Tom you know that you are getting what your paying for.
And its not just the quality of the fish he breeds, but all the freely given advice that comes with them. I always get the feeling that Tom wants me to be successful with the species I've purchased from him.
I've had the benefit of seeing his operation and even saw the breeding ritual of his Benthochromis Tricoti while there one afternoon. By the time I left the female had a mouthful of eggs, and I was in awe of what I had witnessed.
Thanks Tom for teaching me about various species of Tangs, and the patience necessary to succeed with them..
...No, no tricoti fry yet but at least he's trying. And if I only get to see the spectacular displays that is just fine with me.

Namor has used this retailer 1 time. December 2, 2006
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After reading everyones positive experience's with this guy,I had to make sure I was reviewing the correct retailer.
Unfortunately it turns out that I am,
however my experience with Tom was less than great.
In short, I won one of Tom's auctions on Aquabid for a "mated" pair of N.Speciosus.Communication was good and the fish arrived as promised,I left positive feedback for Tom and asked that he do the same as the deal was done. He replied that he would indeed leave positive feedback for me as well(I still have the e-mail), but he never left ANY feedback.
One day after being introduced into a 29g tank that my "pair" had to themselves the male started to beat his "mate" senseless, I e-mailed Tom letting him know the situation and asking if perhaps a mistake was made and my mated pair got crossed somehow while bagging/shipping as I noticed that he had another pair for sale on aquabid right after I had received my "pair".
I got a quick response that this was normal behavior,but a week later my female was pestered to death, I never did get the feedback I was promised and I will NOT buy from Tom again, once was enough.
He was never rude to me just short, and he did not get me the fish he advertised, or do what he said he would do regarding feedback...

Neptune has used this retailer 1 time. March 5, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Thank you Tom"
I purchased some Paracyprichromis Nigripinnis Ablino and was not disappointed. Nice fish and a pleasure to deal with. Thanks again Tom.
JoseRiv has used this retailer 1 time. February 20, 2005
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"Tom is the Man!"
Tom is friendly, helpful, understanding and caring. His fish are simply marvelous! I visited his beatiful home from West Chester, PA, a 2 1/2 hour drive, and it was worth it. I've never seen so many Tanganyican Juvies in a fishroom. I saw no sick fish, he cares for them all. I bought Cyps and Xenos and I could'nt be any happier with my purchase. If you want quality African fish - Tom is the Man to go to!
cadets54 has used this retailer 1 time. January 2, 2005
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"Tom Is The Man!"
Tom was very thorough in every aspect when I asked him about his business and also very polite. We had a few phone conversations and after the last one, which was about two weeks ago, I made up my mind to deal with Tom in purchasing the Frontosa's. So this past Wednesday I took a trip out to New Hyde Park LI, which is about an hour and 45 mins from where I live with a friend of mine to meet Tom. Once we arrived there we were greeted with great hospitality and a BIG smile. After telling Tom that he had a beautiful home he gave us a small tour of the house, I must say it is a gorgeous place! Once we arrived down in his basement we were amazed with the maze of pipe lines and tanks that he has going. It was a little cluttered down there but we managed are way around the area. Tom is one special person that takes care of what he likes to do, raise GREAT LOOKING HEALTHY fish and his prices are reasonable. Man there was plenty of good looking fish to gander at. My friend and I spent a good hour gathering info from Tom and checking out his filtering system for all of his tanks. I was so excited after spending time at Tom's place, I couldn't wait to get my Frontosa's home and start caring for them. Oh by the way I also purchased a few Neolamprologus leleupi to go along with the Frontosa's. After all said and done, the only place I will be purchasing fish from is Tom's place. He is a great person to deal with and he knows his stuff! Can't wait to purchase some more of Tom's beauties. By the way Tom, I will be making another trip to your place in a few weeks! Thanks again and it was a pleasure meeting you and doing business with you. Hope to be fish friends! Frank Galka
cichlids01 has used this retailer 2-3 times. October 21, 2004
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"Multiple transactions - excellent quality"
I have purchased fish from Tom on several occasions. The quality of fish exceeded my expectations. I have recommended Tom to others and I would not hesitate to buy from again.
BumbleFish has used this retailer 2-3 times. September 19, 2004
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"Excellent quality, all wild parents."
I purchased cyprichromis leptisoma, altolamprologus Calvis "Black", and a few albino angelicus from Tom.

The Calvus were from wild parents, and the cyps came from multiple F0 wild parents, thus insuring a good genepool.

The fish are stunning and healthy. Tom's pointers on care and choosing suitable species for my aquarium were also invaluable.

A very polite and knowledgable man who certainly knows his stuff, to say the least! Thanks, Tom!

ApexPredator has used this retailer 1 time. May 5, 2004
Overall Rating: 
"Very Pleased."
I was very happy with the quality of fish I received from Tom. I would not hesitate to order from him again.
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