Aside from selling great fish, Bob takes the time to talk with you. I bought fish from Bob over the summer and was thrilled with what I received. Top quality product and top notch guy. I am currently placing my second order with him. There is no reason to go elsewhere.
The fish traveled to connecticut in only 17 hours, and the heat packs were still warm. Since I ordered all small size fish, I was pleasently surprized the fish were all much larger than I expected . The tropheus was huge! That 1 fish alone , locally would have cost 1/2 as much as I paid for all 16 cichlids. Good job... Thanks, mark from CT
This guy has great fish.After exausting all local resources and being skeptical of buying online, Bob eased those fears.His customer service is second to none. And the fish ,I was grining from ear to ear when those fish went into my tanks.You cannot go wrong here.
Today I visited the Cichlid Store and this was the best purchasing experience I ever had. Bob is extremely knowledgeable and courteous. He explained every detailed of a successful cichlid tank. He was very honest and professional. Since I am a novice cichlids enthusiast he could have taken advantage of my inexperience and sold me any fish that I wanted but he chose to sell me least expensive fish to cycle my tank. He is the kind of individual that is more concerned about building a long lasting relationship with his customer than making a quick buck. His selection is incredible and his facilities are top class; He really cares about his fish and the individuals he comes across with. He made my fish buying experience extremely positive; I will definitively be back as soon as my tank is ready for new fish. Thanks Bob and keep up the good work.
I have been collecting cichlids for many years. Most of them being from the LFS at extremely high prices and not a lot of selection. Once I joined this forum I realized that the Cichlid Store not only had what I was looking for, but was also very close to me. I had been looking for some Frontosa to fill my new 135 gallon tank. I couldn't find any at all. I called Bob and he was even out. He spent the time to track down some frontosa for me and even got the correct variant that I was searching for. He was extremly polite and very informative, answering all my questions. All the fronts were all healthy and are thriving in their new home. I have even been back to get other fish from him. I now drive right buy my LFS on the way to Bob's. I'd rather drive the 45 min to his place than go to the LFS that is right down the road. His quality and selection are second to none. Even if he doesn't have it in stock, Bob will find it. I highly recommend The Cichlid Store and plan to be a satisfied customer for a LONG time. Keep up the great work , Bob!!!
"Show-quality Peacocks & Haps...customer for life!"
I've been doing salt-water fish as long as I can remember and always wanted to try African Cichlids. Still wanted to have a striking show tank so I didn't want a bunch of drab cichlids. So, I converted my 135 gallon to fresh water then I began my search by visiting 7 local fish stores, but, I was very disappointed. So, I started researching the web and found Bob Keeton from the CichlidStore that seemed to have everything I wanted. Bob even helped me with the tank decor by recommending a vendor to purchase Texas holey rock. Bob suggested a tank with show-quality peacocks and haps and asked me to trust him in the selection. He chose 18 full-size peacocks and haps with every color in the rainbow. I was very concerned with the shipping as I'd never purchase mail-order before. They arrived Delta-Dash right to my airport the same day that he packed them. Every male was individually packed in it's own bag and I didn't lose one. In fact, I was going to wait 24 hours before feeding them, but, they starting eating within hours of introducing them to their new home. Thanks again Bob and you know I'll be back soon.
We had heard about this website from a friend and at first we were apprehensive about it but we soon learned that Bob at www.cichildstore.com was very friendly, he had an ample quantity to choose from, and was very easy in dealing. Fish are absolutely beautiful and all came alive, Considering the fish were in Florida earlier on the morning we received them and then came to us in California in perfect condition. Shipping via Southwest Cargo, that was also easy to deal with. The fish are show quality, and they get along with other fish. We had a lot of questions since we had never done this before and he was extremely helpful. We will never need to go shopping for fish anywhere else, he has such a large choice to choose from. Thank you so much Bob- You're the best!!!!!!!
I recently was in the hunt for Aulonocara sp. "Chitande Type North". I've looked everywhere and called everyone that might have them in stock. Apparentely, these fish are very rare according to my research. I e-mailed Bob and got a quick response from him but did not realize at first the he had them because they were labeled as wild Chitende "Yellow Heads". Later, he verified that they were from Nkhata Bay which is the ones I was looking for. I usually buy from local breeders for fish that is hard to find at pet shops. So I was concerned buying them from out of state. After completing the order and picking them up at the airport, the group of fish were in excellent condition. Bob made sure that everything went well throughout the whole transaction. This is my first and definitely not my last time buying fish from Bob. He knows how to grow his business with excellent customer service. I highly recommend the CichlidStore.com. Good luck anywhere else!
EXCELLENT FISH, EXCELLENT PRICES, EXCELLENT SERVICE. BOB is the absolute best dealer I have ever dealt with period.I have now bought from Bob several times and I have one thing to add IF YOU BUY FROM ANY ONE ELSE YOU ARE CRAZY.
Bob Keeton was very helpful in finding the fish I desired, with all available info regarding these fish ( tropheus Nkonde, and tropheus Kazumba). shipped from Fla to Las Vegas, the packaging was perfect, the fish were top notch. It was a pleasure doing business with him. I will do business with him in the near future. Thanks Bob, for a job well done.
I cannot say enough great things about Bob Keeton and his wife. They were very helpful, friendly and truely enjoy the fish. I ordered some Tropheus Chilanga and they arrived in perfect health via Southwest Airlines. Bob even followed up to make sure that everything was going well after they arrived and were settled in. He is prompt at answering any questions that came up. I would definitely get more fish from the Cichlid Store.
"Great guy that knows what he's doing with lots of interesting cichlids"
My Aunt, little cousin and I went over to Bob's place to check it out. To our suprise, he was out in his garauge. We talked to him a little bit and after telling him a little bit about himself, he offered to show us his cichlid paradise. It was awsome. He had so many different types of cichlids (mainly peacocks) to select from. He had all types of wild caughts and all types of F1s. He let us tour around his place and was happy to do it. Definately will I come back there and actually purchase some cichlids.
I told Bob that I wanted to stock my 125g w/ haps and peacocks w/ extreme color. I personnaly went to his fish farm and hand picked out 15 fish. 1 word awesome looking fish. I'll be back in a few weeks to get some more. Bob was awesome fish were awesome. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Cichlid Store to anyone. A+++++++++++ This is my edit Bob is awesome I just picked up some Haps and Peacocks about 40 fish all beautiful. I'm lucky enough to live in driving distance to Bob. I hand picked all of my fish. If you ever get a chance to swing by Bob's store you will be amazed 40 or so 300g vats plus 40 or 60 tanks to chose from. Bob has a well of knowlege I diffently recommend him.
Bob is a real pleasure to do business with.He really cares about his fish and goes out of his way to answer any questions you might have.All of the fish that I have purchased from Bob have been of high quality the wild peacocks i just recieved were stunning. I highly recomend that you don't purchase fish from any where else besides the CICHLIDSTORE, I know I wont!! Jason
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